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9-10 June 2018

9-10 June 2018

Edwardes Square

Edwardes Square
(Photo: David Magson)
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Refreshments: cakes, sandwiches and Pimms.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

South side, next to The Temple.
Nearest postcode: W8 6HL

Buses

C1, 9, 10, 27, 28, 49, 328

Stations

High Street Kensington, Earl's Court, Kensington (Olympia)

Cycle hire station

Abingdon Villas (Map)

Toilets

Toilet on site

Access

Good wheelchair access and pathways.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Conditions

No picnics.

The Garden

One of London's loveliest garden squares. A beautiful three-acre garden with meandering paths through shrubberies, lawns, flowerbeds, rose pergola, croquet lawn, grass tennis court and a children's play area.

The square was built between 1811 and 1819. By 1820 the garden was laid out much as we see it today. With guidance from the Royal Horticultural Society, it was designed by Signor Agostino Aglio, an Italian artist, who planned the plantings and winding walks in a manner different from most other squares.

A Grecian-style lodge with Doric columns was built for the gardener. Known as 'The Temple', it is still the residence of the square's head gardener.

Head gardener: David Magson
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Refreshments: cakes, sandwiches and Pimms.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

South side, next to The Temple.
Nearest postcode: W8 6HL

Buses

C1, 9, 10, 27, 28, 49, 328

Stations

High Street Kensington, Earl's Court, Kensington (Olympia)

Cycle hire station

Abingdon Villas (Map)

Toilets

Toilet on site

Access

Good wheelchair access and pathways.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Conditions

No picnics.

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