11:00 am - 4:00 pm
A collection of hidden treasures behind some of the finest merchants and weavers houses in Spitalfields.
It is fitting to visit the courtyard of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) at 37 Spital Square, founded by William Morris in 1877. The other gardens incl. one in nearby Elder Street, two in Wilkes Street, one in Princelet Street and two in Fournier Street.
Visitors will be enchanted by how each garden owner has adapted their modest pocket of green 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 the17th century French Huguenots brought their silkweaving 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.
(£14 for all the gardens)
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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.11:00 11:00 Europe/London Visit the Spitalfields Gardens Eight private gardens in Spitalfields will open their doors for the public to go inside. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/06/16/visit-the-spitalfields-gardens-172064 Meeting point to be confirmed,,,