(Photo: Colin Wing)
The garden at Keats House allows you the opportunity to walk in the steps of one of the most well-loved Romantic poets – John Keats.
The earliest references to the garden appear in the letters of Keats himself from his time living here in the years 1819-20. He recounts walking in the garden, seeking inspiration there and gazing at the outside world from his parlour.
Look out for two important trees. The large common mulberry may have been known to Keats. He is also said to have written 'Ode to a Nightingale' under a plum tree in the garden, and a newly planted plum tree celebrates this great work.
- Saturday 11:00–17:00
+ Sunday 11:00–17:00
- Bring your own picnic. Visit the adjoining museum (admission applies).
Meet the Gardeners, 11am–2pm
As part of Open Garden Squares Weekend, we’re highlighting the inspiration and dedication behind the tranquillity of our garden. Come and find out about the hard work carried out by the gardeners and garden volunteers who help tend the garden, and pick up tips from these skilled horticulturists.
10 Keats Grove
Nearest postcode: NW3 2RR
- 24, 46, 168, C11
- Hampstead Heath, Belsize Park, Hampstead
- Disabled toilet on site.
- Level access. Small amount of pathway not accessible after heavy rain.
- Dogs on leads