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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Collingham Gardens

Collingham Gardens
(Photo: Sarah Jackson)
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Children selling cakes and lemonade for charity.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Collingham Gardens gate
Nearest postcode: SW5 0HW

Buses

C1, 430 + 74, 328, C3 (southbound)

Stations

Gloucester Road, Earl's Court

Cycle hire station

Collingham Gardens (Map)

Public toilets

Earls Court Station (Map)
Saturday 08:00-18:00
Sunday 08:00-18:00

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

These award-winning gardens display Harold Peto’s naturalistic style, featuring tall plane trees placed on lawns as if survivors from an ancient local woodland. Exceptionally, the gardens’ original layout remains intact: a simple and symmetrical plan, with wide lawns and curving gravel paths. The open central circular lawn is framed by shrub beds, each with its own Japanese cherry tree, producing magnificent springtime blossom displays. Ernest George and Harold Peto, both notable late Victorian architects, designed the Grade II* listed terraces bordering the gardens in the 1880s. Remarkably, individual front and rear elevations were conceived for each house, creating an organic village atmosphere. After Collingham Gardens, Peto moved on to become arguably the greatest Edwardian landscape designer.

Gardener: Hamish Crawford, Joseph Jones and Partners in collaboration with the CGGC Gardening Officer.
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Children selling cakes and lemonade for charity.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Collingham Gardens gate
Nearest postcode: SW5 0HW

Buses

C1, 430 + 74, 328, C3 (southbound)

Stations

Gloucester Road, Earl's Court

Cycle hire station

Collingham Gardens (Map)

Public toilets

Earls Court Station (Map)
Saturday 08:00-18:00
Sunday 08:00-18:00

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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