London Parks & Gardens Trust

Clockwise Kensington Walk

Lexham Gardens

Lexham Gardens

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Directions

From the Mosaic Rooms, go back along Cromwell Road to the junction with Earls Court Road and turn right. If you are not visiting Lexham Gardens and Cornwall Gardens (for example on the Sunday of Open Garden Squares Weekend), you can continue straight ahead towards Sunningdale Gardens, Pembroke Square and Edwardes Square. Otherwise take the next turning right into Lexham Gardens. Continue across Marloes Road to reach the gardens.

Description

The private communal gardens were provided for residents of surrounding houses of Lexham Gardens, which were gradually built from the 1870s, the garden probably laid out in 1869. The gardens have the distinction of being the first London square to be offered for sale in 1987 for underground rights (the opposite of air rights). The garden was refurbished in 1990 and among the facilities are a children's play area and ponds with fountains.