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Christchurch Greyfriars Church Garden

During one of my walks around Saint Paul Cathedral in London I came across a little gem of a garden, the Christchurch Greyfriars Church Garden. This garden was built in place of where the church once stood and was destroyed during the war.

The site of the Franciscan church of Greyfriars was established in 1225. Numerous well-known people, including four queens, were buried in the old church, which was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666. A new church, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, was completed in 1704. In 1940, incendiary bombs destroyed the body of the Wren church, and only the west tower now stands.

The 1989 rose garden reflects the floor plan of the original church with box-edged beds representing the original position of the pews. An avenue of trees marks the former nave. and there are wooden towers built where the pillars were and climbing roses and Clematis to cover them. This garden is definitely nice little park to visit specially if you are near St. Paul Cathedral in London.

Christchurch garden Greyfriars

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Christchurch garden Greyfriars

Christchurch garden Greyfriars

Christchurch garden Greyfriars

Clematis at Christchurch garden Greyfriars

Christchurch garden Greyfriars

Penstemons at the Christchurch garden Greyfriars

Christchurch garden Greyfriars

Christchurch garden Greyfriars

Christchurch garden Greyfriars

Christchurch garden Greyfriars

Christchurch garden Greyfriars

Christchurch garden Greyfriars

Christchurch garden Greyfriars

Christchurch garden Greyfriars

Christchurch garden Greyfriars

Christchurch garden Greyfriars

Christchurch garden Greyfriars

Christchurch garden Greyfriars

Christchurch garden Greyfriars

Christchurch garden Greyfriars

Christchurch garden Greyfriars

Christchurch garden Greyfriars

Christchurch garden Greyfriars

Clematis growing on the wood towers in Christchurch garden Greyfriars

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