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6–7 June 2020

6–7 June 2020

Royal Crescent Gardens

Royal Crescent Gardens
(Photo: Stephanie Stephenson)
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Croquet and Cocktails! For the[third] 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.

Picnics allowed.

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

Royal Crescent Gardens were laid out in 1846 by Robert Cantwell. Perimeter iron railings were restored in 1997 and the gardens redesigned from 2003. A rose and herbaceous border surrounds an oak gazebo centrepiece and the garden has two magnificent 170+ year old plane trees and other interesting trees, such as a tulip tree, red oak and new plantings, including elm and parrotia. It won the Kensington Society award for garden design (2007) and first prize for North Kensington garden squares under the Brighter Kensington and Chelsea Scheme (2008), coming second in that competition from 2009 to 2013 and in 2016 and 2017, and won accolades from London Gardens Society.

Contract Gardener: Joseph Jones
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Croquet and Cocktails! For the[third] 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.

Picnics allowed.

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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