London Parks & Gardens Trust

Anticlockwise Kensington Walk

Gledhow Gardens

Gledhow Gardens

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Directions

Return a short way back along Courtfield Gardens, take the first left into Collingham Road. When you reach the Old Brompton Road, turn left. Gledhow Gardens is the next turning on the left.

Description

Gledhow Gardens are private communal gardens provided for residents of the houses that surround it, which were built as part of the Gunter Estate development that took place from 1840s onwards. Named after Gledhow Hall in Yorkshire, like other streets on the estate this reflects the Gunter family connections in the West Riding. The garden was laid out with lawns, flowerbeds and trees. Lessees of housing abutting and those in nearby Bolton Gardens had access, on payment of rent for its upkeep. It is now owned by the residents.