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 a nice little park to visit especially if you are near St. Pauls 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 ‘Jackmanii’ growing on the wood towers in Christchurch garden Greyfriars
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Dino
I am a flower enthusiast and a gardener at heart. Ever since childhood I loved reading about plants and started gardening at an early age. First by helping my father in the garden and later managing a large garden myself in my teen years. I planted and cared for a large number of plants, flowers, and trees both outdoors and in a greenhouse. To this day I enjoy visiting gardens and parks and learning about new and old specimens and varieties of plants.
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