Leathermarket Gardens

by Southwark Council

Named for the market which served the local tanneries and currieries, the gardens combine contemporary and traditional planting across two linked halves of a meandering site. Rolling mini-hillocks
and mixed planting on one side lead to a formal ‘parterre’ style arrangement of roses, traditional wrought iron benches and impressive holly hedges on the other side. A mix of tree varieties, including silver birch, poplar, hornbeam and bronze maple are woven between the areas.

A great new playground was installed in 2020.

Can you find… a recently created wildflower enclosure for bees and butterflies?