Gardens and Parks of London
Public Gardens in the City of London
Seething Lane Garden

The beds of red roses either side of the gate commemorate the date in 1381 when Sir Robert Knollys was allowed to construct a bridge across Seething Lane for which the City ‘charged’ him one
red rose to be paid annually.

The ceremony is arranged each year by the Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames while red roses grow in profusion on either side of the gate into the garden.

However, the footbridge in question has long since vanished.

Within the garden there are bluebells and a Myrtle Bush, a spray of which in a wedding bouquet is sure to bring good fortune.

Address Seething Lane
  London EC3
Open Apr_Sept: 8am - 7pm