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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Ladbroke Square Garden

Ladbroke Square Garden
(Photo: Josh Ward, photographer and garden designer)
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 14:00–18:00

Activities

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution will provide teas.

Performance by the Treblemakers at 4pm. The Treblemakers a capella group sing close harmony of traditional and contemporary popular songs, with no instrumental accompaniment or amplification. Their repertoire ranges from Mozart through barbershop in the 1950s, to the Beatles, Queen and Coldplay.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Gate opposite No.60 Kensington Park Road only.
Nearest postcode: W11 3BJ

Buses

27, 28, 31, 52, 94, 328, 452

Station

Notting Hill Gate

Cycle hire station

Chepstow Villas (Map)

Public toilets

Notting Hill Gate (Opposite Coronet) automatic (Map)
Saturday 00:00-24:00
Sunday 00:00-24:00

Access

Level access, but gravel paths and uneven surfaces.

Dogs

Dogs on leads

The Garden

The garden was originally the site of the entrance to a racecourse, the Hippodrome, built by John Whyte in 1837. The venture foundered as the course was too heavy-going.

A plan of 1849 signed by the architect/surveyor Thomas Allason shows the garden laid out as it is today, the largest of the 16 communal gardens of the Ladbroke Estate. It is also one of the largest private garden squares in London, listed by English Heritage as grade II.

Within the railings, shrubbery and stately trees enclose a long east-west walk along the north side, with winding paths around three spacious lawns, flanked by colourful herbaceous borders. There are two playgrounds, for small and older children.

Head gardener: Colin Derome
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 14:00–18:00

Activities

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution will provide teas.

Performance by the Treblemakers at 4pm. The Treblemakers a capella group sing close harmony of traditional and contemporary popular songs, with no instrumental accompaniment or amplification. Their repertoire ranges from Mozart through barbershop in the 1950s, to the Beatles, Queen and Coldplay.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Gate opposite No.60 Kensington Park Road only.
Nearest postcode: W11 3BJ

Buses

27, 28, 31, 52, 94, 328, 452

Station

Notting Hill Gate

Cycle hire station

Chepstow Villas (Map)

Public toilets

Notting Hill Gate (Opposite Coronet) automatic (Map)
Saturday 00:00-24:00
Sunday 00:00-24:00

Access

Level access, but gravel paths and uneven surfaces.

Dogs

Dogs on leads

Nearby gardens with similar opening times
Stanley Crescent Garden W11 2NA
0.3 km / 0.2 miles
Sunday: 14:00–18:00
Largely designed and built in 1852-3 by Thomas Allom. One of the least altered communal gardens in the area, it includes many old, rare and protected trees.

Hanover Gardens W11 3LN
0.4 km / 0.2 miles
Sunday: 14:00–17:00
A peaceful woodland garden in the heart of the historic Ladbroke Estate, the quiet disturbed only by birdsong and the bells of St John's, Notting Hill.

Pembridge Square W2 4ED
0.4 km / 0.3 miles
Sunday: 11:00–17:00
Award-winning long, rectangular garden with a beautiful woodland area, wildflowers at the east end, a rose garden at the west end and a long herbaceous border. Children's play area and maze.

Rosmead Garden W11 2JG
0.6 km / 0.4 miles
Sunday: 12:00–17:00
Part of the Ladbroke Estate. Thomas Allom's plan of 1823 allowed for generous communal gardens, organised in a concentric layout of crescents.

Leinster Square Gardens W2 4PW
0.6 km / 0.4 miles
Sunday: 14:00–17:00
Recently restored garden surrounded by imposing 19th-century white stucco houses, with three original plane trees.