London Parks & Gardens Trust

Anticlockwise Kensington Walk

Edwardes Square

Edwardes Square

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Directions

Return to Kensington High Street and head west (turn left). Continue for about 700 metres. After the junction with Earl's Court Road, take the first left into Edwardes Square. To reach the entrance to the garden, you will need to go round the square in a clockwise direction until you reach a pedimented building known as the Temple, on the south side.

Description

Edwardes Square is a late Georgian square built as part of the development of the Edwardes Estate, owned by William Edwardes, 2nd Lord Kensington. The private central garden was provided for the use of residents, and has a gardener's lodge in Greek Revival style, known as The Temple. The gardens were laid out in 1820 and have paths, shrubberies, lawns and many fine trees. Today there is an extensive rose pergola, croquet lawn, tennis court and children's play area.