Garden and Courtyard

When hiring the venue,  you will also have the use of our beautifully maintained garden and courtyard, providing outdoor space that is rarely available in the heart of the City. The garden, first developed in 1874, was most recently redesigned in the 1970s by Stephen Dykes Bower to incorporate the present garden walls, gates and railings.
 
The Drapers’ Garden is a hidden oasis in the City of London; an idyllic and picturesque setting that is perfect for entertaining guests on warm evenings, comfortably holding up to 180 guests for a drinks reception.
 
Following a successful re-landscaping project, The Drapers’ Garden reopened in 2016, featuring a wonderful contemporary design that echoes Thomas Cromwell’s original garden from the 16th century.  
 
Mulberry trees have long been grown in the garden and additional trees were planted in 1955 by Her Majesty, the Queen, and also by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales in 1971.
 
The Courtyard provides another separate outdoor space for evening receptions at Drapers’ Hall, completely independent from the beautiful Drapers’ Garden.
 
The Courtyard is a captivating location, surrounded by Portland stone arches that feature 19th century carvings representing the themes of commerce, the continents, religion and science.
 
The Courtyard can be used either as a standalone outdoor space or in conjunction with the garden for larger events and can accommodate up to 150 guests for a drinks reception.
 

Please click below to watch the re-design of the garden in 2017