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St. George's Gardens
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Beautiful old gardens in the heart of London, Camden.
ATTENTION: THIS CACHE IS NOT 24H ACCESSIBLE. The park opens in the early morning and closes at dusk.
"Before the site was acquired in 1713 to serve as the burial grounds for the new churches of St George, Bloomsbury Way, and St George the Martyr, Queen Square, the land here was meadows.
These were the first burial grounds in London not to be sited next to their churches. The first recorded case of ‘body-snatching' (the theft of corpses for medical research and teaching) took place here in 1777.
Today the gardens are a peaceful retreat. The many large plane trees create shade, while imposing ivy-clad tombs and gravestones may be found throughout the gardens.
The site (restored in 2001 by the London Borough of Camden, with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund) now includes a new sensory garden created by the Friends of St George's Gardens near the Chapel of Rest. It was awarded a Green Flag in 2009."
[Open Squares] (visit link)
See also the Friends of St George's Gardens for an article of the Garden's history: (visit link)
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Last Updated: on 1/12/2018 10:54:30 AM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (6:54 PM GMT)
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