22nd May 2023

Art lecture and tour of the Charterhouse gardens and architecture

A morning Art Lecture given by Arts Society Lecturer, Alexandra Epps, followed in the afternoon by a tour of the Charterhouse Gardens & Architecture led by two of our expert guides and a Brother of the Charterhouse. The event will include a light lunch in the garden specially prepared by the Charterhouse kitchen.


11.00 Welcome with refreshments


Art Lecture with Alexandra Epps

The extraordinary story of the rebuilding of the Cathedral as a symbol of peace and reconciliation and its inspiring commitment to the modern. Experience the work of many of the leading contemporary British artists associated with its treasures including Epstein, Frink, Piper and Sutherland.

13.00 Light buffet lunch in the garden weather permitting


On this joint tour, led by two of our specialist guides, discover a secret garden oasis at the heart of our historic buildings – enchanting gardens creatively designed to provide colour andinterest throughout the seasons. Also explore 650 years of architecture from the Black Death to the present day, and how the variety of building styles continue to serve the needs of the community in the 21st century.

15.30 Ends.

Alexandra Epps is an Accredited Lecturer for The Arts Society and Guide and Lecturer for Tate Modern, Tate Britain and the Guildhall Art Gallery.

12th May 2023

Open Gardens

Come and join us in the sunshine! Following on from the success of our first event, we have two more Open Gardens dates lined up for 22 June, and 13 July.

Hidden away behind the high walls of a medieval monastery is a large garden, which will be open three evenings in 2023.

Spend a relaxing early evening with us enjoying live music, food, and drink, while wandering around our beautiful gardens, designed to enhance and complement this extraordinary historic site.

These private gardens are tended with care all year round by our Head Gardener Kate Robinson and her team for the benefit and pleasure of the residents who live here in the almshouse and are rarely opened to the public.

If you haven’t already discovered this urban oasis—here’s your opportunity. It’s only a short walk from Barbican or Farringdon stations.

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