The Gardens are currently closed due to the ongoing refurbishment of Old Court and the development of the Riverside Cafe. We hope to reopen the Gardens to the public in 2024.
The Gardens are managed by Head Gardener, Kate Hargreaves, and her team. Clare also takes part in the Gardens Apprenticeship Scheme. Please contact Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the scheme or the Clare gardens.
The Backs is an iconic landscape recognized around the world as a landscape of outstanding beauty. The six Colleges on the Backs commissioned Robert Myers Associates to prepare a masterplan for the Backs setting out a broad framework for its future evolution over the next 50 years. The Report was completed in November 2007 and following consultation with the Cambridge City Council and English Heritage is in the process of being adopted. The Backs were listed as a Grade I Historic Park in 1995.
The full report is available on The Backs Landscape Report
The Gardens are located across the College sites, covering Trinity Lane, the Backs, Memorial Court, and Castle Court.
Howard Rice Photography
Clive Boursnell Photography