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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

Sir John Cass's Foundation Primary School

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 12:00–16:00

Activities

Refreshments and home-made cakes. Plant sale.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

St James' Passage, off Duke's Place
Nearest postcode: EC3A 5DE

Buses

25, 100, 205

Stations

Aldgate, Aldgate East, Tower Gateway, Fenchurch Street

Cycle hire station

Jewry Street (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

By 69 steps only – no lift

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

The roof garden at Sir John Cass's Foundation Primary School boasts views across the City of London and comprises raised fruit and vegetable beds. These are complemented by companion planting and varieties which enhance the local air quality. There are also containerised fruit trees as well as a composting system which ensures a rich learning resource of worms, woodlice and centipedes. The school’s Gardening Club grows and harvests the crops which are used by the kitchen, parents and staff. Bird life is in abundance in this vibrant garden which showcases the importance of plants to our environment.

School Gardener: Catherine Tidnam
Capital Growth garden: 397
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 12:00–16:00

Activities

Refreshments and home-made cakes. Plant sale.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

St James' Passage, off Duke's Place
Nearest postcode: EC3A 5DE

Buses

25, 100, 205

Stations

Aldgate, Aldgate East, Tower Gateway, Fenchurch Street

Cycle hire station

Jewry Street (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

By 69 steps only – no lift

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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