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9-10 June 2018

9-10 June 2018

Markham Square

Markham Square
(Photo: Fran├žois Pont)
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 14:00–17:00

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

North side of square
Nearest postcode: SW3 4UY

Buses

11, 19, 22, 211, 319

Station

Sloane Square

Cycle hire station

Chelsea Green (Map)

Public toilets

Sloane Square (automatic) (Map)
Saturday 00:00-24:00
Sunday 00:00-24:00

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

The building of the original square was begun in 1836 on the site of the old orchard of Box Farm, owned by the Markham family, which had had common rights since the ‘29th year of Elizabeth’.

In 1935 the garden was laid out as a cherry orchard, in celebration of the Silver Jubilee of George V.

After WW2, the square was redesigned in the style of a private country garden by the head gardener at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. The garden is notable for its light, open aspect and rare shrubs and trees, none of which have been allowed to obscure the colourful borders.

Gardener: Fran├žois Pont
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 14:00–17:00

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

North side of square
Nearest postcode: SW3 4UY

Buses

11, 19, 22, 211, 319

Station

Sloane Square

Cycle hire station

Chelsea Green (Map)

Public toilets

Sloane Square (automatic) (Map)
Saturday 00:00-24:00
Sunday 00:00-24:00

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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