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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

St James's Gardens

St James's Gardens
(Photo: Colin Wing)
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–17:00

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

South side of gardens
Nearest postcode: W11 4RA

Buses

31, 94, 148, 228, 295, 316, Oxford Tube

Station

Holland Park Shepherds Bush

Cycle hire station

Rifle Place (Map)

Public toilets

Avondale Park (Map)
Saturday 07:30-20:00
Sunday 07:30-20:00

Dogs

Dogs on leads

The Garden

Speculative developer Charles Richardson built the houses around St James’s Gardens and established the gardens in the late 1840s for the residents of St James's Square, part of the Norland Estate. He donated the site for St James’s Church to the Church Commissioners as the houses would be more saleable if they had access to their own church. The historic church was designed by architect Lewis Vulliamy and was built between 1844 and 1855. The private communal gardens are laid out in an informal woodland style. Chestnut and lime trees, dating back to the 19th century, dominate the garden.

Gardener: Joseph Jones Contract Gardeners
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–17:00

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

South side of gardens
Nearest postcode: W11 4RA

Buses

31, 94, 148, 228, 295, 316, Oxford Tube

Station

Holland Park Shepherds Bush

Cycle hire station

Rifle Place (Map)

Public toilets

Avondale Park (Map)
Saturday 07:30-20:00
Sunday 07:30-20:00

Dogs

Dogs on leads

Nearby gardens with similar opening times
Norland Square W11 4PX
0.3 km / 0.2 miles
Sunday: 10:00–17:00
Originally part of the Norland Estate, the square and beautiful surrounding stucco-fronted houses were built by a property developer in the early 1840s. Recently restored railings.

Royal Crescent Gardens W11 4SN
0.3 km / 0.2 miles
Saturday: 09:30–17:00
Sunday: 10:00–17:00
Part of the Norland Estate, laid out by Robert Cantwell in 1846. Award-winning garden restoration and design with enhanced planting. Roses, lavender and a variety of trees and shrubs.

Hanover Gardens W11 3LN
0.5 km / 0.3 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.

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.

Stanley Crescent Garden W11 2NA
0.7 km / 0.4 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.