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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

Royal Crescent Gardens

Royal Crescent Gardens
(Photo: Gavin Gardiner)
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 09:30–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Croquet and Cocktails! For the second year running, we are delighted to be hosting Croquet and Cocktails in the garden for both Saturday and Sunday, 11am-5pm. Come and try your hand at some croquet with the experts - no experience needed - while enjoying a Pimms or other themed cocktail. The cocktails on offer will be: Gin Basil Smash, Pimms, Mojito and Raspberry Margarita. Beer, prosecco, wine and softs will also available.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Double gates on Eastern side of the Crescent, near Holland Park Avenue
Nearest postcode: W11 4SN

Buses

C1, 31, 49, 94, 148, 228, 295, 316, Oxford Tube, buses coming to Shepherds Bush/Westfield

Station

Shepherd's Bush Overground and Underground and Holland Park underground

Cycle hire station

Queensdale Road (Map)

Toilets

Toilet on site

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

Robert Cantwell laid out the Royal Crescent Gardens in 1846. Perimeter railings, removed in WWII, were restored in 1997 and the gardens were improved from 2003. A rose and herbaceous border surrounds an oak gazebo centrepiece and the garden has two magnificent plane trees, at least 170 years old, as well as a tulip tree, red oak and some younger specimens. It won the Kensington Society award for garden design (2007) and first prize for communal gardens in North Kensington, under the Brighter Kensington and Chelsea Scheme (2008). It also came second in that competition from 2009 to 2013 and in 2016 and 2017, and won accolades from the London Gardens Society.

Contract Gardener: Joseph Jones
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 09:30–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Croquet and Cocktails! For the second year running, we are delighted to be hosting Croquet and Cocktails in the garden for both Saturday and Sunday, 11am-5pm. Come and try your hand at some croquet with the experts - no experience needed - while enjoying a Pimms or other themed cocktail. The cocktails on offer will be: Gin Basil Smash, Pimms, Mojito and Raspberry Margarita. Beer, prosecco, wine and softs will also available.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Double gates on Eastern side of the Crescent, near Holland Park Avenue
Nearest postcode: W11 4SN

Buses

C1, 31, 49, 94, 148, 228, 295, 316, Oxford Tube, buses coming to Shepherds Bush/Westfield

Station

Shepherd's Bush Overground and Underground and Holland Park underground

Cycle hire station

Queensdale Road (Map)

Toilets

Toilet on site

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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