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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Eccleston Square

Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 14:00–17:00

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Opposite No. 15 (NW side)
Nearest postcode: SW1V 1NP

Buses

11, 24, 44, 211, C10

Station

Victoria

Cycle hire station

Belgrave Road (Map)

Public toilets

Tachbrook Street (Map)
Saturday 07:30-20:00
Sunday 10:00-18:00

Car Parking

No parking restrictions over the weekend around the square.

Dogs

Dogs on leads

The Garden

The square takes its name from the Cheshire village of Eccleston, part of the estates of the landowners, the Dukes of Westminster. Originally a low-lying swamp which was drained in the early 17th century, it was planned as a three-acre square in 1828 by Thomas Cubitt (1788–1855).

Over the past 30 years, the whole garden has been replanted to give year-round interest. There are many specialist collections, including camellias, climbing and shrub roses, and a National Collection of ceanothus.

In 2006, a Wollemi pine was donated to the square. The species was thought to have been extinct until found recently in Australia. Over the past eight years a large variety of unusual tender plants have been put in and are flourishing in the garden.

Among our especially tender plants we have a few specimens of the giant Mexican dahlia, Dahlia imperialis, which grows to about four metres and flowers in mid-November, if there is no frost.  We also have the white sunflower tree, Rojasianthe superba from Guatemala, which flowers in March, but needs a very mild winter to hold its flower buds. It did well in 2013.

Gardener: Pavel Votapek
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 14:00–17:00

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Opposite No. 15 (NW side)
Nearest postcode: SW1V 1NP

Buses

11, 24, 44, 211, C10

Station

Victoria

Cycle hire station

Belgrave Road (Map)

Public toilets

Tachbrook Street (Map)
Saturday 07:30-20:00
Sunday 10:00-18:00

Car Parking

No parking restrictions over the weekend around the square.

Dogs

Dogs on leads

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