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Spitalfields Gardens


Hidden treasures behind some of the finest merchants and weavers houses in Spitalfields. Visit the courtyard of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings at 37 Spital Square, founded by William Morris in 1877. The other gardens are in nearby Elder Street, two in Wilkes Street, one in Princelet Street and three in Fournier Street, and a new intriguing garden in Calvin St, behind a former warehouse. Be enchanted by how each garden owner has adapted their urban space to complement an historic house. Vegetables, herbs, layered vertical and ground beds with 'very English planting', ornamental pots, statuary and architectural artefacts greet you. The area has fertile roots: once a field beside the 12th century St Mary's Spital priory. In the 17th century French Huguenots brought their silk-weaving skills to the area and built the elegant houses with lofts. The herbalist physician Nicholas Culpeper set up a pharmacy in Spitalfields, using herbs collected nearby. Walk back in time!
Spitalfields Gardens- Canceled


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.

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How to find us

Spitalfields Gardens
E1 6QE

Nr Spitalfields Market.
  • More detailed directions
    10 mins walk from Aldgate E Tube & 5 mins walk from Liverpool St stn. Overground: Shoreditch High St - 3 mins walk.
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