21 Wilkes Street

London

A contemporary walled garden formed within a redundant factory behind an 18th century Huguenot weaver's house. A highly architectural composition of moat, bridge, lightwells, rockpool, raised beds and gravelled yard accessed by sliding glass screens from the house. This tightly-ordered structure provides a framework for vigorous climbing roses, jasmines and vines.
  • read more

    The climbing roses, jasmines and vines grow over the high brick walls and old steel beams that used to support the factory roof. These contrast dramatically with a line of tall cypress trees that lines one side of the garden, balanced by a long concrete raised bed that lines the opposite side.

    The garden is also notable for being laid out on 3 levels that make the most of this tight urban site and provides natural light and engaging views between the house and it's garden. The manner in which the design juxtaposes very modern elements and a contemporary attitude to design with the historic fabric of the existing buildings is also of great interest.

    .

21 Wilkes Street- Canceled

Refreshments:

On this day, this garden is open by arrangement, which means that you will have to contact the owner to arrange visits for groups.

Pre-booking essential, please go to our events page to book your tickets.

Admission by donation

Admission:
  • Adult:
  • Concessions:
  • Child:

On this day, this garden opens as part of .

Admission also gets you entry to this garden in the area:

Click the dropdown arrow next to the opening date above to find details of entry costs and to add the opening to your online calendar.

Click on any opening date on the calendar above to find details of entry times, entry price and to add the opening to your online calendar.

  • Regular opening
  • Open by arrangement only
  • Cancelled opening
Owner Information

Rupert Wheeler

Favourites Share

Add this garden to your favourites – you'll be able to find it again more easily and, if you'd like, we can send you updates about future openings.

How to find us

21 Wilkes Street
London
London
E1 6QF

Spitalfields, London.
Accessibility information

level access to main garden over small front step.

More about 21 Wilkes Street

The climbing roses, jasmines and vines grow over the high brick walls and old steel beams that used to support the factory roof. These contrast dramatically with a line of tall cypress trees that lines one side of the garden, balanced by a long concrete raised bed that lines the opposite side.

The garden is also notable for being laid out on 3 levels that make the most of this tight urban site and provides natural light and engaging views between the house and it's garden. The manner in which the design juxtaposes very modern elements and a contemporary attitude to design with the historic fabric of the existing buildings is also of great interest.

.

Not what you're looking for?
Back to your search