London Parks & Gardens Trust

Anticlockwise Kensington Walk

Nevern Square

Nevern Square

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Directions

From the Mosaic Rooms, retrace your steps back to the junction with Earls Court Road. Cross Cromwell Road, continue along Earls Court Road and cross it at the first crossing. Turn left and then right into Longridge Road. Turn left into Templeton Place, right into Nevern Place and then left into Nevern Square. The entrance to the garden is on your side of it.

Description

These private communal gardens were provided for the residents of Nevern Square, built in 1880-82 as part of the development of the Edwardes Estate. The garden was laid at an early stage of the development. William Edwardes, whose father had married into the Rich family who owned the Earl's Court Estate, had become Baron Kensington in 1776 and by the early C19th it was the largest estate in Kensington. The family's links with Pembrokeshire are reflected in street names, Nevern or Nanhyfer taken from a Welsh parish and river. The garden was purchased by local residents in 1974, who formed a non-profit-making company. Seven plane trees may have been part of the original planting, and the garden has a wide variety of trees.