London Parks & Gardens Trust

Clockwise Kensington Walk

Sunningdale Gardens

Sunningdale Gardens

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Directions

Return westwards along Lexham Gardens, until you reach Marloes Road. Here turn right and immediately left into Stratford Road. On your left look out for 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.