St Peter's Bethnal Green Church & Vicarage Gardens
(Photo: Fran Jones)
St Peter's Bethnal Green and its adjacent vicarage were built in 1841. Over time, the church garden has been a parade ground, schoolyard and cholera pit. Today it is a thriving community garden enjoyed by many.
All the gardens are bounded by London plane trees almost 200 years old. Allotments and ornamental flowerbeds surround the church building. A biodiversity project is assessing conditions beneath the plane trees.
The private garden belonging to the vicarage is opening its 'secret garden door' for the second time. This garden is a haven and place of meeting and has only recently been brought back into use.
- Saturday 14:00–17:00
+ Sunday 14:00–17:00
- Pop-up café during the afternoon. Tours of the church and the crypt below, which is normally closed. Opportunity to see the test beds of a biodiversity project run by the local gardening club.
South side garden entrance from St Peter's Close
Nearest postcode: E2 7AE
- 8, 26, 48, 55, 388
- Bethnal Green, Hoxton
- Cycle hire station:
- Durant Street (Map)
- Toilet on site.
- The garden is accessible but there are some narrow and uneven paths. The church building is wheelchair-accessible from the front via a temporary ramp. The crypt is not accessible, nor is much of the vicarage garden.
- Dogs on leads