Secret gardens in London & St Dunstan’s in the East
One of the best things about living in London is that you are never too far away from a secret garden. Luckily most of these are not private but are open to the public. Here is a list of 10 that I love.
If you are looking for an address just click on the park’s name and it will take you to google maps.
St Dunstan’s in the East is a park with a medieval feel, but I am not talking about cemeteries. This secret park used to be a church until the Second World War afterwards only a shell was left of it. But thanks to the City of London Corporation the ruins of the church were transformed into a public garden. The gardens combination of old and new looks magnificent.
The garden was replanted last year, which must have been a challenge given its location within the roofless walls. Because of the level changes and the imaginative planting the garden feels larger. The garden is filled with a beautiful combination of palms, climbers, and evergreen shrubs together with small and fluffy wildlife.
This green island in a concrete city has to cope with a large footfall during work days, but has a nice private vibe on weekends. If you want to enjoy it in full I would recommend visiting it at the end of the week.
The garden is located near two other famous gardens. So if you are in the neighbourhood why not to check out Christchurch Greyfriars Church Garden or Postman’s Park.
I visited all the gardens on the list and really enjoyed them. Hope that you will share my feelings.
What are your favourite gardens in London? Have you found another secret one? I am always on look out, so would be happy to learn about one more.