The Charterhouse gardens comprise Charterhouse Square and six courtyard gardens within our walls. Charterhouse square is a rare green space open to all to enjoy on the edge of the City of London and was redesigned thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2017. Within our walls the gardens are maintained for the benefit of the Brothers and are open to the public to visit in the summer for Garden tours and Open Garden Evenings.
The gardens are important in supporting the health and wellbeing of the Brothers, through participating in gardening where interested, enjoyment of nature and greenspaces and inspiration for arts and creativity. We are also a Grade 2 SINC (Site of Importance for Nature Conservation) and provide an important habitat for wildlife in a highly urban environment. The gardens contain herbaceous borders, lawns and several veteran Mulberry trees. They are managed as formal gardens and there are also some ‘re-wilded’ spaces of native hedges, wildflower meadows and a small pond. The garden team are committed to increasing biodiversity at the Charterhouse and gardening in a sustainable way, and are Working with Pollinating London Together.