Explore Greyfriars' garden
The walled garden at Greyfriars pays homage to what stood before it – George's Yard, a row of 10 affordable houses which were demolished in 1955 and recycled to create what is now this tranquil outdoor space in the heart of Worcester city centre. Discover the background to the garden and the flora and fauna you can see in the changing seasons.
The upcycled garden
Built as a row of 10 workers' houses at the back of Greyfriars, the houses were demolished in 1955 and the materials from George's Yard were upcycled to create the garden seen today.
From chimney pots used as plant pots, to the bricks that have built the gazebo, explore the garden and discover the plants and flowers you can see in the garden, through the changing seasons.
During autumn, the gardeners harvest the fruits of their labour, with a crop of pears, figs and quince. As the seasons change and summer fades, look out for the robinia tree, which glows gold with autumn foliage of deep reds, vibrant oranges and golden browns.
Goodbye summer, hello autumn
Bid farewell to the summer flowers until next year and see the last of the bright yellow begonia as they undergo their final flourish before the pots are wrapped for winter.
Catch the falling leaves as they float and drift across the lawn or find a place to sit and let the garden provide a respite from the busy scenes playing out on the other side of the city wall.
Discover how we used science to confirm the date of Greyfriars house and how it was saved from demolition by the Moore family and decorated, with many items still there today.
Join us at Friar Street for an eye-opening tour, where we’ll uncover the misnomer that is Greyfriars and reveal hidden stories from over 500 years of history. Local items can tell a story about a house, its people, history and traditions. See the items salvaged and restored by the Moore siblings who owned the house. Here's a taster of treasures to look out for on your visit.
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