The grounds and gardens at St John’s are undoubtedly one of the College’s greatest assets. Over the last five centuries a wide variety of architectural styles and landscaping techniques have been used to produce the gardens, courts and buildings seen today. The tour will begin beside the recent plantings next to the Great Gate on St John’s Street. It will then progress through the three old red‐brick courts and over the Bridge of Sighs to the long symmetrical herbaceous borders in front of New Court. It will continue across the Backs to the Fellows’ and Scholars’ Gardens, before passing through a wildflower meadow towards the College’s greenhouse and School of Pythagoras. We will then loop back across the River Cam via the Boston Ivy‐covered wall of New Court and the Kitchen Bridge, before returning to St John’s Street through Chapel Court and Forecourt.
St John’s College Garden Tour
A tour of one of Cambridge University's beautiful college gardens