Have you ever wondered what’s behind the Inns Of Court? On a scorching hot day in July, I went behind the tight air, businessmen and swarming tourists of Fleet Street.
Through the stone arches that beckoned oh-so-quietly with their private shadows…
There is a garden.
A garden so beautiful and large – well-tended – that it took my breath away. Climbing the railings with hands poker-warm
Would they see me? Where was the event, was it private, would they see me
If I jumped down behind the marquee,
I needn’t have worried.
This garden is open…
Or at least, to those who can find it.
Take a wander through Mitre Court,
You’ll find King’s Bench Walk,
Come through the courtyard…
There’s a fence.
Don’t let it deter you.
For this garden is open.
Flowers and all.
Through the bucket-full windows, the sounds of typing pour
But you’re without my friend without – you can’t hear the traffic roar …
The Inner Temple Garden is open from 12.30 PM – 3.30 PM every weekday.
Follow the lanes round from Temple Church and don’t be deterred by the railings. Just wander inside
The gate is by One Crown Office Row.
In love&light FS