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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

Middle Temple

Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 13:00–17:00

Activities

Head gardener giving tours throughout the day.
Refreshments. 
A cappella folk group Broomdasher sing traditional songs about gardens, flowers, summer and love throughout the afternoon.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Entrance to garden is at the bottom of Middle Temple Lane. Access to Middle Temple Lane through gate on the Embankment alternatively from Tudor Street. No entry via Fleet Street
Nearest postcode: EC4Y 9AT

Buses

4, 11, 15, 23, 26, 76, 172, 341, 388

Stations

Temple, Blackfriars

Cycle hire station

Arundel Street (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Most courtyard areas accessible to wheelchairs. To the main garden, access via gate next to Greenhouse, off Temple Place

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Conditions

Last entry into Main Garden 4.45pm

The Garden

Wander through courtyards and cloistered areas of barristers’ chambers and discover a secret vegetable and cutting garden behind the Church of the Knights’ Templar (next to the Master’s Garden – see separate entry). Admire two fine mulberry trees planted to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in Fountain Court. Charles Dickens sought inspiration for scenes in Pickwick Papers and Great Expectations around these squares. In the main garden the fine medieval hall forms a spectacular backdrop for a terrace of mixed shrubs and roses and a seasonal planting scheme. This is where the first recorded performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night took place.

Head Gardener: Kate Jenrick
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 13:00–17:00

Activities

Head gardener giving tours throughout the day.
Refreshments. 
A cappella folk group Broomdasher sing traditional songs about gardens, flowers, summer and love throughout the afternoon.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Entrance to garden is at the bottom of Middle Temple Lane. Access to Middle Temple Lane through gate on the Embankment alternatively from Tudor Street. No entry via Fleet Street
Nearest postcode: EC4Y 9AT

Buses

4, 11, 15, 23, 26, 76, 172, 341, 388

Stations

Temple, Blackfriars

Cycle hire station

Arundel Street (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Most courtyard areas accessible to wheelchairs. To the main garden, access via gate next to Greenhouse, off Temple Place

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Conditions

Last entry into Main Garden 4.45pm

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