Explore our Garden...


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 summer months offer visitors the chance to see the dramatic seasonal colour changes in the city centre. The trees and shrubs are lush and full of greenery, bold purple alliums flower and bright orange begonias adorn the pots and central bed. As it gets warmer the sweetpeas begin to flower in a variety of pinks and purples, and this is the perfect time of year to see our beautiful abundance of roses in full bloom, creating splashes of yellow, red, pink and purple around the garden.   

Sit and relax in this peaceful space. Alternatively try your hand at take a stroll, play a garden game, or complete one of your 50 things.