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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

Garden Activities - City + South Bank

49 Bankside (SK1)

The Aspidistra Drawing Room Orchestra is performing from 3:00-5:00pm (with a break half way). See www.aspidistra.org

Barbican Wildlife Garden, Fann Street (CL1)

Wildlife-friendly and air quality plant sale. Refreshments including home-made garden inspired snacks. Garden poet and live music.

Poet in residence: Dorothy McCarthy Saturday (Details)

Cannon Bridge Roof Gardens (CL2)

Bel Canto Girls Choir from Eaton House the Manor Girls’ School will perform a wonderful selection of songs from the musicals as well as some popular classics and Disney favourites.  The 30-strong choir is made up of girls aged between 8 and 11 years old, all of whom successfully auditioned for their place. Performance between Noon and 14.00. 

The Deanery (SK3)

Local singer and folk artist Cunning Folk will sing hits of the 1980’s on a giant banjo between 10.30am – 12.30pm

 Award winning Harpist Milo Harper performs a recital of glorious harp music from noon – 1pm

 Best-selling historian Margaret Willes will be signing copies of her book ' A Shakespearean Botanical' throughout the day.

 The Friends of Southwark Cathedral will be selling home-baked cakes with refreshments and potted herbs through-out the day.

Eversheds Sutherland Vegetable Garden (CL4)

Iconic views across London from the rooftop garden. Gardeners and beekeepers available to answer questions. Some ‘Just for Kids’ activities to inspire future gardeners. Food, tea, coffee, sandwiches and cakes for sale. Seating available.

Balloted events at Eversheds:

Woodland Creature House and Garden-making workshop from the Museum of Architecture:  Sunday 9th June 2019 11am-12.30pm

Family-friendly Woodland Creature House and Garden-making workshop from the Museum of Architecture. Create your own unique miniature house and garden, planting the landscape and arranging the surroundings from natural materials. You and your little ones can learn how landscape and architecture work together to make inviting spaces for their inhabitants, and take home your living creations.

Please note that entry to this event is via ballot only, so please enter the ballot for a chance to attend.

The Golden Baggers (CL5)

The London Metropolitan Brass will play on Sunday afternoon from 2.00 - 3.45pm 

 Home made cakes & refreshments from the Baggers Cafe.

Inner Temple Garden (CL6)

Croquet and Cocktails: unleash your competitive spirit! Sunday 9 June: 1-5pm.

The cocktails on offer will be: Gin Basil Smash, Pimms, Mojito and Raspberry Margarita. Beer, prosecco, wine and softs will also available. 

The Master's Garden (CL7)

Plant sale

Middle Temple (CL8)

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

Museum of the Order of St John (IS7)

Join us in a royal toast and charge your glass with libations styled after monarchs ancient and modern. Enjoy an evening of live classical music and an exhibition exploring the Order of St John's long association with royalty.

Nic's Secret Garden (CL9)

Nic will be in the nursery on both days to talk about biodiversity in the City and help with any plant problems. There will be plants for sale. The church café will be open on both days.

Nomura International PLC (CL10)

Poet in Residence Steph Morris will be on the garden terrace on Saturday

A cappella Group ‘Fever Pitch’ will be performing on the garden terrace from 15.00 - 17.00

Gardeners (both days) and beekeeper with observation hive (Sunday) available to answers questions

 Cafe open all day both days.


Poet in residence: Steph Morris Saturday (Details)

Sir John Cass's Foundation Primary School (CL11)

Refreshments and home-made cakes. Plant sale.

The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers (CL12)

Tea and light refreshments available. Outdoor seating and benches. Gardener and members on hand to answer questions.

Community Garden at Tate Modern (SK7)

There will be plants and garden herbs for sale, many grown from cuttings taken from the garden by our local garden volunteers. 

Vestry House (CL13)

The gardener will be present to talk about the history and plants in the garden.

Insect hotels on display created by local school children.