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6–7 June 2020

6–7 June 2020

Melissa Garden Bee Sanctuary

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Guides are on hand (and literature available) to provide information about bees, their behaviour and the threats to their survival (hence the need for bee sanctuaries). Refreshments (tea, real coffee, home-made cakes) on sale.

Picnics allowed.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

19 Compton Terrace, via side gate
Nearest postcode: N1 2UN

Buses

4, 19, 30, 43, 271

Station

Highbury & Islington

Toilets

Toilet on site

Access

Mainly level access but a step leads down into the garden bridged with a ramp. Entrance door is only 82cm wide so may be difficult for wheelchairs

Dogs

Dogs on leads

The Garden

This hidden bee sanctuary - named after the ancient Greek word for 'bee' - was established by a local educational charity, New Acropolis Cultural Association, in 2012 to create a protected space for bees. Volunteers built the sanctuary in the heart of London's Islington and still maintain it. An alchemical-themed living wall, which incorporates some medicinal plants, has been added to the garden recently. Melissa Garden Bee Sanctuary lies in a pocket of land behind a Georgian house and next to the Union Chapel, first built in 1809. Its unique feel is down to the Victorian Gothic church tower which overshadows this very small garden.

Garden Maintenance Manager: Miha Kosir
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Guides are on hand (and literature available) to provide information about bees, their behaviour and the threats to their survival (hence the need for bee sanctuaries). Refreshments (tea, real coffee, home-made cakes) on sale.

Picnics allowed.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

19 Compton Terrace, via side gate
Nearest postcode: N1 2UN

Buses

4, 19, 30, 43, 271

Station

Highbury & Islington

Toilets

Toilet on site

Access

Mainly level access but a step leads down into the garden bridged with a ramp. Entrance door is only 82cm wide so may be difficult for wheelchairs

Dogs

Dogs on leads

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