Private visit to Merton College Gardens and The Old Library (SOLD OUT)

merton college garden
merton college library

Merton College's Head Gardener, Lucille Savin, will lead the garden tour. An all year round interest is created by a mix of familiar and unusual bulbs, perennials and shrubs.  Summer seasonal displays use exotics overwintered in the greenhouse, or grown on cuttings.  Native wildflowers love the shallow alkaline soil and a highlight is the lavender border - a magnet for bees.  The garden provides herbs for the college kitchen and quadrangles provide rooms within the garden. The visit includes viewing inside The Old Library, dating from 1393, the oldest continuously functioning library for university academics and students in the world. Refreshments will be served.

By kind permission of The Warden of Merton College, Professor Irene Tracey


Friends £25, guests £30

Maximum 24


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For further information, please contact Freya Jones at or telephone 07472 365 001.