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6–7 June 2020

6–7 June 2020

Gainsborough Gardens

Gainsborough Gardens
(Photo: Colin Wing)
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–16:00
Sunday 10:00–16:00

Activities

Lynne and Adrian, the gardeners who look after Gainsborough Gardens, will be present to answer any questions about the planting, Saturday 12-1pm and on Sunday 2-3pm (times to be confirmed). Plans for a poet in residence to recite some specifically commissioned poems. Cake stall to raise funds for charity.

Entrance

Well Walk (north), Heathside (south)
Nearest postcode: NW3 1BJ

Buses

46, 268 + 24

Stations

Hampstead, Hampstead Heath

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Conditions

None

The Garden

Gainsborough Gardens is a circular garden on the site of the former Hampstead Wells spa, a popular spot for fashionable Londoners in the 18th century. The buildings were eventually converted to other uses, including an evangelical chapel, and were demolished at the end of the 19th century. Today, the garden at the centre of the gated enclave of private houses features mature trees and luxuriant planting. Shrubberies surround the lawns and a path runs round the edge with small pergolas marking the garden entrances. In a nod to its history, Chalybeate Well (erected in 1882) can be found opposite the north entrance.

Gardener: Adrian Crimmin
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–16:00
Sunday 10:00–16:00

Activities

Lynne and Adrian, the gardeners who look after Gainsborough Gardens, will be present to answer any questions about the planting, Saturday 12-1pm and on Sunday 2-3pm (times to be confirmed). Plans for a poet in residence to recite some specifically commissioned poems. Cake stall to raise funds for charity.

Entrance

Well Walk (north), Heathside (south)
Nearest postcode: NW3 1BJ

Buses

46, 268 + 24

Stations

Hampstead, Hampstead Heath

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Conditions

None

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