The Fann Street ‘Wild Garden’, Barbican Estate

If you look over the back of Bunyan Court, to the right of the car park ramp which runs up by the former YMCA building, you will see what they call ‘The Wild Garden’. This is probably one of the homes of the Barbican’s foxes.

The Barbican Wildlife Group, made up of residents, have put in a lot of work to improve this garden for wildlife.


They have created a cottage garden designed to be particularly friendly to butterflies and bees, a wildlife pond on the south side of the garden, and a wildflower meadow.

You can throw the occasional handful of bird seed over the parapet, and this will help encourage butterflies. But if you want to take a walk on the wild side, you can access the garden with your Barbican key and wander around.