London Parks & Gardens protects our green capital. We help everyone to appreciate and access historic green spaces from our home at the iconic Duck Island Cottage in St James’s Park, SW1.  

We welcome you to discover the history of London’s parks and gardens through our Inventory. Through our regular series of talks and our publications, you can also learn about the people that have shaped London’s parks and gardens and ongoing management challenges.

There are lots of opportunities to get involved as a volunteer, such as researching and recording, or helping to campaign to protect London’s precious landscapes.

From the Inventory this month:

This month’s inventory features The Crescent Garden that took part yet again in London Open Gardens this year.

The Crescent Garden is three-acre communal garden that has been named as London’s best large private garden square. Its creation dates back to WW1 when enemy aircraft mistook the canals of Little Venice for the Thames, and destroyed some of the housing. Plans by the Church Commissioners to change the garden into car parking in the 1970s were defeated by local residents.

Find out more about Crescent Gardens in our Inventory, where you can browse 2,500 fascinating sites across the capital.

Image courtesy of Crescent Garden Residents 2024.

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Members, volunteers and supporters are all vital to the future of the charity. Learn more about how you can get involved and be part of our important work.

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Our volunteers review weekly lists of projects that may impact historic green spaces, and respond where possible. Our current campaign is to protect Victoria Tower Gardens.

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