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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

Ladbroke Square Garden

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

Sunday 14:00–18:00

Activities

To be confirmed

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

This Grade II-listed garden was originally the site of the Hippodrome racecourse entrance, built by John Whyte in 1837. The venture foundered as the course was too heavy-going. An 1849 plan, signed by architect and surveyor Thomas Allason, shows the garden laid out as it is today, the largest of the Ladbroke Estate's 16 communal gardens. It is also one of London's largest private garden squares. 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

To be confirmed

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
Kensington Nursing Home (BUPA) W11 3PH
0.2 km / 0.1 miles
Sunday: 14:00–17:00
Two very different and delightful gardens at the same location, including herb beds, sculpture and a smaller garden with a pergola.

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 Allason's plan of 1823 allowed for generous communal gardens, organised in a concentric layout of crescents.