London Parks & Gardens Trust

Anticlockwise Kensington Walk

Sunningdale Gardens

Sunningdale Gardens

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Directions

At the end of Pembroke Square turn right along Earl's Court Road. At the traffic lights, cross Earl's Court Road into Stratford Road (with a church on the corner). A short distance along on the right, opposite Abingdon Road, you come to the tiny and beautifully tended Sunningdale Gardens. Although this garden is not taking part in Open Garden Squares Weekend this year, you can gain a good view over the fence.

Description

This area of Earl's Court was developed between 1852-62, prior to which it was fields. Probably the smallest garden square in the borough, this communal garden was provided for residents of Sunningdale Gardens, sandwiched between the terraces either side and blocked off at one end. Its layout today probably dates from the 1930s, with informal planting, a metal arch with roses, decorative lamp post and paving.