A Guided Walk along the City High Walk
July 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm£5
Walk to be led by Kate Harwood – Meet at 11.0am at Moorgate Tube Station, London
The original Barbican development included provision for a high walk but only part of this was built at the time. This has now been completed. We will first visit Salters Hall garden, originally laid out by David Hicks, and the very new St Alphage garden next to it, then along the High Walk, looking at the planting along it to the Barbican and the gardens there. A pit stop in the Barbican and then a look at the revamped Beech Gardens, where Nigel Dunnett won a Landscape Institute Award in 2018. We end at the Charterhouse, where there are plenty of places round Smithfield for lunch and easy access to Farringdon Tube and Thameslink station. Charterhouse has recently been opened to the public and the chapel etc. can be viewed. The newly planted forecourt can be seen, but the courtyard gardens to the rear are private. They are open for NGS on June 5 18.00-21.00.
Members are responsible for their own transport and refreshments. Reservation and payment for places on the walk should be made to Mrs Liz Carlin, using the flyer below. Each applicant will receive detailed information on the location, timing and precise meeting point for each walk, together with advice on suitable clothing and footwear and contact details for the Walk leader.