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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

Chester Square

Chester Square
(Photo: Gavin Gardiner)
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00

Activities

To be confirmed

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Opposite 20 Chester Square
Nearest postcode: SW1W 9HS

Buses

C1, C2, 2, 16, 38, 52, 73, 82, 436

Stations

Sloane Square, Victoria

Cycle hire station

Eaton Square (Map)

Public toilets

Pimlico Road (Map)
Saturday 10:00-18:00
Sunday 10:00-18:00

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

Chester Square in the heart of Belgravia was laid out between 1828 and 1840 by the 1st Duke of Westminster and his surveyor and architect, Thomas Cundy II. Thomas Cundy also designed St Michael’s Church on the west side, which provides a backdrop to the garden. The highly regarded 1.5 acre garden is surrounded by herbaceous borders and conceals a tranquil central rose garden. Rope-edged tiles and some original trees have survived. The garden was a Silver Gilt award winner in the Small Park of the Year (up to 5 acres) category in the 2018 London in Bloom competition. Past residents of this tranquil spot include the poet Matthew Arnold (1822-88) at No 2 and Mary Shelley (1797-1851), author of Frankenstein, at No 24. 

Senior Gardener: Dean Evans
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00

Activities

To be confirmed

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Opposite 20 Chester Square
Nearest postcode: SW1W 9HS

Buses

C1, C2, 2, 16, 38, 52, 73, 82, 436

Stations

Sloane Square, Victoria

Cycle hire station

Eaton Square (Map)

Public toilets

Pimlico Road (Map)
Saturday 10:00-18:00
Sunday 10:00-18:00

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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Eaton Square SW1W 9BD
0.1 km / 0.1 miles
Saturday: 10:00–17:00
One of London's premier addresses, with gardens that won a Gold Award in the 2018 London in Bloom competition.

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