London Gardens offer temple of calm

Mon, Oct 25, 2010

Climate Change

The sun shone on London today, bringing people out of their office at lunchtime to enjoy the city’s many open spaces.

One of my favourite gardens is Inner Temple which is still looking quite beautiful, even in late October. This three-acre garden has wide lawns, populated with a rare and unusual collection of trees, sweeping towards the river and is bounded by spectacular herbaceous borders. It is a little-known haven of tranquillity and beauty in the heart of London’s continuous uproar.

The garden is normally open to the public from 12.30-3.00 each weekday. It has a fascinating history and since 2007 has been planted to maximise late Autumn sunshine which is clearly evident in these photos.

Opening London’s private squares to be enjoyed by everyone is becoming more common.There is an annual event that promotes this concept:

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