The gardens in the City are part of a network of open spaces, parks and gardens around London, owned and managed by the City of London as part of its commitment to sustaining a world class city. Each open space is a unique resource managed for the use and enjoyment of the public and for the conservation of wildlife and historic landscape.
Welcome to the City Gardens
Across the 'Square Mile' the City of London manages a maze-like array of gardens, churchyards, parks, plazas and highway plantings. All of these are overflowing with trees, shrubs, flowers and a wide variety of wildlife. They are also an integral part of the Cities unique history: from the City’s largest open space to the tiniest leafy churchyard, all have a tale to tell. Some are even so hidden away from the bustle of City life that you would hardly know they are there.
These wonderful spaces are managed for the enjoyment of residents, city workers and visitors, as well as for the varied wildlife that depend on them. The City prides itself on high horticultural standards and has received numerous awards celebrating this achievement.
So why not pay us a visit?
You can take a guided tour of the gardens, take a seat relaxing in a tranquil garden setting, investigate London’s varied history or join us at one of our events.
By browsing our webpages you can find information about the things you can do and see in the City Gardens including the surprising biodiversity living in them, find out about their intricate history, opening times, how they are managed, get up to date news about what's happening and find out how you can get involved and have your say about making positive improvements.