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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

Edwardes Square

Edwardes Square
(Photo: Janne Watson)
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Refreshments (cakes, sandwiches and Pimm’s)

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

This three-acre garden square was built between 1811 and 1819. By 1820 the garden was laid out much as we see it today, with meandering paths through shrubberies, lawns, flowerbeds, a rose pergola, croquet lawn, grass tennis court and a children’s play area. Italian artist Signor Agostino Aglio designed the garden with help from the Royal Horticultural Society. The plantings and winding walks are different to those seen in most other squares. The square’s head gardener still resides at 'The Temple' - a Grecian-style lodge with Doric columns, built specifically for the gardener.

Head gardener: David Magson
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Refreshments (cakes, sandwiches and Pimm’s)

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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Nevern Square SW5 9NW
0.6 km / 0.4 miles
Saturday: 12:00–17:00
Sunday: 12:00–17:00
A mature late-Victorian garden with 29 varieties of tree and borders enlivened with new shrubs and plants. The square was built between 1880 and 1886 in the Domestic Revival style.

Community Garden Cluster at Kensington Olympia W14 8HU
0.7 km / 0.4 miles
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Three community garden projects located at Kensington Olympia.

Kensington Square W8 5HD
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Small garden dating from the 17th century providing a quiet, leafy haven just yards from Kensington High Street.

Courtfield Gardens (West) SW5 0PD
0.9 km / 0.6 miles
Sunday: 10:00–17:00
A tranquil mid-Victorian square with a wide variety of shrubs and ornamental trees dating from 1873 which is dominated by one of London's largest plane trees.

Earls Court Square SW5 9DG
1 km / 0.6 miles
Saturday: 10:00–17:00
Sunday: 10:00–17:00
Victorian garden originally laid out as part of the Edwardes Estate in the 1870s.