Beech Gardens, the Barbican Estate
(Photo: Faiqa Syed)
Beech Gardens is one of the newest gardens in the City of London bringing a modern horticultural approach to the planting of the grade II-listed Barbican Estate. Professor Nigel Dunnett, best known for his work at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, was commissioned to develop the concept and a planting scheme.
The reinstated garden had to retain the existing layout and features while offering an exciting opportunity to maximise a range of benefits, such as increasing biodiversity and aesthetic value.The planting scheme includes 22,000 herbaceous plants, which provide colour and interest throughout the flowering season. Fourteen new multi-stemmed trees add structure, height and interest to the garden.
- Saturday 10:00–17:00
+ Sunday 10:00–17:00
Access from street level via White Lyon Court, located at the junction of Fann Street and Aldersgate Street, opposite The Shakespeare pub.
Nearest postcode: EC2Y 8DE
- 4, 56, 100, 153, 172
- Barbican, St Paul's
- Cycle hire station:
- Aldersgate Street (Map)
- Public toilets:
Saturday 09:00-17:00 + Sunday 09:00-17:00 (Map)
- Dogs on leads