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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Gainsborough Gardens

Gainsborough Gardens
(Photo: Colin Wing)
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Lynne and Adrian, the gardeners who look after Gainsborough Gardens, will be present to answer any questions about the planting, Saturday 12-1pm and on Sunday 2-3pm (times to be confirmed). Plans for a poet in residence to recite some specifically commissioned poems. Cake stall to raise funds for charity.

Poet in residence: Philip Wood Saturday & Sunday 10:00-17:00 (Details)

Entrance

Well Walk (north), Heathside (south)
Nearest postcode: NW3 1BJ

Buses

46, 268 + 24

Stations

Hampstead, Hampstead Heath

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Conditions

None

The Garden

In the 18th century Hampstead Wells was popular with fashionable Londoners, who visited the pump room to take the chalybeate waters and socialised in the assembly rooms, south of Well Walk. The area soon developed a reputation for rowdy behaviour and new spa buildings were erected in 1730, further along Well Walk. Eventually the buildings were converted to other uses, including an evangelical chapel, and finally demolished at the end of the 19th century. This area today is the site of Gainsborough Gardens, a circular enclosure with mature trees and luxuriant planting at the centre of a gated enclave of private houses.

Gardener: Adrian Crimmin
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Lynne and Adrian, the gardeners who look after Gainsborough Gardens, will be present to answer any questions about the planting, Saturday 12-1pm and on Sunday 2-3pm (times to be confirmed). Plans for a poet in residence to recite some specifically commissioned poems. Cake stall to raise funds for charity.

Poet in residence: Philip Wood Saturday & Sunday 10:00-17:00 (Details)

Entrance

Well Walk (north), Heathside (south)
Nearest postcode: NW3 1BJ

Buses

46, 268 + 24

Stations

Hampstead, Hampstead Heath

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Conditions

None

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