St Mary’s Secret Garden: London Discovery Tour: Explore a Secret Urban Garden

London Discovery Tour: Explore a Secret Urban Garden

London, United Kingdom

St Mary’s Secret Garden

Non-profit organization

3 hours
From$60 USDPer person

St. Mary’s Secret Garden is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting well-being, support, and inclusion for local communities through gardening.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore a hidden urban garden in London while promoting well-being, support, and inclusion in local communities.
  • Learn about social horticultural therapy and its benefits.
  • Create and take home your own delicious jam and chutney!

Tour revenue will be invested in the mission and projects of the community garden.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    September 3, 2017

  • Start Time

    2:00 PM

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Youth, Professionals, People with disabilities, Children 5+

  • Languages


  • Weather

    Tour takes place rain or shine (tour itinerary might be modified in case of inclement weather)

  • Tour Participants

    4 to 10

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Volunteer Opportunities


Tour Description

Discover one of London’s secret gardens! Take a tour of the St. Mary’s Secret Garden and learn about the garden’s history as well as its horticultural therapy work. This urban garden began as a bog site and grew into a community urban oasis! Explore the plants and projects in the garden. Gain an understanding of the role of gardening in therapy and the programs St. Mary’s Secret Garden offers. Finally, get hands-on and learn to make a seasonal jam or chutney! Take home this special treat at the end of your visit.

4 Visitor Reviews

    Carsena, Evan, and Sofia ●  Oct 22, 2016

    First time we've seen The Secret Garden. Open on Saturday. We're so very happy to see all the beautiful places. We'll be recommending it for sure =)

    Sheila and Pete Bolingbroke ●  Aug 6, 2016

    A delight to discover this secret garden. It is beautiful and inspiring. The tea and cake are delicious.

    Kentish ●  Jun 18, 2016

    A welcoming haven could be a sanctuary, probably it's a sanctuary that calms the mind and stimulates the senses. A delightful and useful space.

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Tour Start Address

50 Pearson Street, London, United Kingdom

How To Get There

Hoxton overground is the nearest station (5 minutes walk). Old street is the nearest tube (15 minutes walk).

More About St Mary’s Secret Garden


To offer a safe space for those with support needs to gain a sense of inclusion, and to contribute to a greener, happier, and healthier society.

Main Programs

  • Social & therapeutic horticulture

  • Horticultural training

  • Volunteer opportunities

  • Community engagement through gardening

Awards & Recognition

Tavistock & Portman NHS foundation trust
Green Flag Community Award
Hackney Gazette