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Quince fruit

The garden at Greyfriars House sees visitors all year and it offers a peaceful oasis and escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Whatever the season there’s always something new to see, our garden is the perfect place to witness spring change to summer, and summer turn to autumn.

The peaceful walled garden pays homage to what stood before it, George’s Yard, a row of 10 blind back cottages, demolished in 1955, which were recycled to create its many features, roof tiles make steps, bricks create the summer house, a fireplace becomes a fountain.


The autumn months offer visitors the chance to see the dramatic seasonal colour changes in the city centre. The trees and shrubs are slowing becoming deep yellows, oranges and reds, our robinia tree seems to glow gold whatever the weather. At this time of year we harvest the fruits of our labour with an abundance of quince, pear and figs, so come and get some inspiration for home grown recipes. As it gets colder, retareat inside to the the cosiness of Elsie's tearoom, and enjoy the homely atmosphere of the house.


Alternativley enjoy the last of the autumn sun, sit and relax in this peaceful outdoor space, take a stroll, play a garden game, or complete one of your 50 things.