... is opening once again this weekend as part of the National Gardens Scheme
Lambeth Community Care Centre,
Monkton Street SE11
Sat 28th and Sun 29th May from 2.00pm -5.00pm
Tube or buses to Elephant & Castle, cut behind Leisure Centre to Brook Drive. Turn into Sullivan Rd, passage to Monkton St. Buses: 3, 109, 159 or drive (ample parking) to Kennington Rd; at Ship PH turn into Bishop's Terrace, 1st R to Monkton St
2/3-acre garden. Mixed shrubs, trees, small rose garden, herbs, interesting walkways and mixed borders. Extensive plant sale. London Hospital Gardens Gold Cup Winner 2003
"James will no doubt be appalled by this plug for an event in the depths of SE11, but I think its near enough to most SE1ites to count as local.
This garden is an amazing place, maintained by a dedicated team on a shoestring budget.
The plant sales are always fantastic, with a wide range of stuff - best to get there on Saturday if you want some of the rarities.
The whole event has a wonderful old-fashioned atmosphere, perhaps down to the cut-glass tones of some of the gentel Kennington ladies chatting while people from Elephant estates munch on home made cakes. "