Barbican Walks led by the ‘Garden Guides’; qualified City of London Walking Guides specialising in the history and the horticulture of the City Gardens.  The walks (starting at Moorgate Underground and ending at the Barbican Underground about two hours later) will describe what was in the area before the creation of the Barbican Estate, introduce some interesting facts about what is there now and what is coming, and also discuss what is growing on the Estate.

Close-up of some of the Beech Gardens planting

The walk will conclude with particular attention given to the new gardens above Beech Street created by Professor Nigel Dunnett.  The Guides work closely with the Corporation of London Open Spaces Department and are fully briefed by them and so are able to describe the philosophy of the new planting scheme and the process of creating a revolutionary growing space.

The walks will take place on the first and third Friday of each month, starting on the 7 April, through to the 20 October.  The cost is £8 per person, children are free.  There is no need to book, just meet at Moorgate Underground Station, west exit (on Moorgate), at 11.00.  The Guide will have her City of London Guide badge prominently displayed – and a welcoming smile! – so you can easily spot her.  If you need further details please email