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Eccleston Square

Eccleston Square
(Photo: Diana Jarvis)

The Garden

Eccleston Square is named after Eccleston in Cheshire, part of the Duke of Westminster's estates. Created from a low-lying swamp, it was drained in the early 17th century and designed in 1828 by Thomas Cubitt (1788-1855). The garden has been replanted over three decades to provide year-round interest. The garden boasts many specialist collections, including camellias, climbing and shrub roses, and a National Collection of ceanothus. In 2006, a Wollemi pine – considered extinct until found recently in Australia – was donated to the square. Other unusual tender plants include the giant Mexican dahlia, Dahlia imperialis, and the white sunflower tree, Rojasianthe superba, from Guatemala.

Gardener: Pavel Votapek

Further information on London Gardens Trust Inventory

Visitor Information

Sunday 14:00–17:00
Picnics allowed.
Opposite No. 15 (NW side)
Nearest postcode: SW1V 1NP
What 3 Words: parent.dimes.rice
11, 24, 44, 211, C10
Cycle hire station
Belgrave Road (Map)
Public toilets
Victoria Coach Station (Map)
Open Saturday Open Sunday
Car Parking
No parking restrictions over the weekend around the square.
Dogs on leads

Getting here

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