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Chester Square Garden

Chester Square Garden
(Photo: Diana Jarvis)

The Garden

Chester Square, in the heart of Belgravia, was laid out between 1828 and 1840 by the 1st Duke of Westminster and his surveyor and architect, Thomas Cundy II. Cundy also designed St Michael’s Church on the west side, which provides a backdrop to the 1.5-acre garden. The garden is surrounded by herbaceous borders and conceals a tranquil central rose garden. Rope-edged tiles and some original trees have survived. The garden won a Silver Gilt award in the Small Park of the Year (up to 5 acres) category in London in Bloom 2018. Past residents include poet Matthew Arnold (1822-88) at No 2 and Frankenstein author Mary Shelley (1797-1851) at No 24.

Senior Gardener: Dean Evans

Further information on London Gardens Trust Inventory

Visitor Information

Saturday 10:00–16:30
Garden information guide.
Picnics allowed.
Opposite 20 Chester Square
Nearest postcode: SW1W 9HS
What 3 Words: poetic.move.scales
C1, C2, 2, 16, 38, 52, 73, 82, 436
Victoria, Sloane Square
Cycle hire station
Eaton Square (Map)
Public toilets
Victoria Coach Station (Map)
Open Saturday Open Sunday
Working assistance dogs only

Getting here

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