The pleasure garden here was once a bombsite, then a derelict playground, before it was imaginatively re-designed by the Bonnington Square Garden Association, a group of local residents with backgrounds in film, art, design and horticulture.
Funded by grants and local sponsorship, the garden includes a 9-metre-high Industrial Revolution iron waterwheel, a huge Helping Hand sculpture and evocative, lush sub-tropical planting.
Further planting under the umbrella of the Paradise Project includes trees, groundcover planting, vines and endless street gardens. The pleasure garden is today regarded as one of the finest community gardens in London.
- Saturday 10:00–17:00
+ Sunday 10:00–17:00
- As part of the celebrations for Open Garden Squares Weekend, Junction Jazz will be performing on Saturday 17th June, 3-5pm. Junction Jazz are a group of South London-based musicians that play a diverse range of musical styles from jazz classics to Dixieland, Bebop and Bossa Nova.
Refreshments of drinks and food will be available during the performance from Italo Deli.
On north side
Nearest postcode: SW8 1GA
- 2, 36, 88, 185, 436 also 44, 77, 77A, 156, 322, 344
- Cycle hire station:
- Ashmole Estate (Map)
- Public toilets:
- Vauxhall Bus Station:
Saturday 06:30-20:00 + Sunday 10:00-17:30 (Map)
- Working assistance dogs only