St Michael's Convent Garden (also known as Orford Hall)9238

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Behind the convent is an extensive garden that includes a walled vegetable garden, orchards, vine house, ancient mulberry tree, extensive borders, a labyrinth, meditation and Bible gardens.

History

St Michael's Convent overlooks Ham Common and is the former grounds of the early C18th Orford Hall. The Sisters at St Michael’s Convent are members of the Community of the Sisters of the Church, a worldwide Anglican religious order founded in 1870 by Mother Emily Ayckbowm, who opened schools for the education of poor children, first in London, then in other cities.

Visitor Facilities

The site is open occasionally. It has previously been open for OGSW.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The site is open occasionally. It has previously been open for OGSW.

Directions

Rail/London Overground/Tube (District): Richmond then bus. Bus: 65