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Edwardes Square

Edwardes Square
(Photo: Janne Watson)

The Garden

This three-acre garden square was built between 1811 and 1819. By 1820 the garden was laid out much as we see it today, with meandering paths through shrubberies, lawns, flowerbeds, a rose pergola, a croquet lawn, a grass tennis court and a children’s play area. Italian artist Agostino Aglio designed the garden with help from the Royal Horticultural Society, and the plantings and winding walks are different to those seen in most other squares. The square’s head gardener still resides at 'The Temple' - a Grecian-style lodge with Doric columns, built specifically for the gardener.

Head gardener: David Magson

Further information on London Gardens Trust Inventory

Visitor Information

Open
Sunday 10:00–17:00
Activities
Refreshments - cakes, sandwiches, teas, coffee and Pimm’s if sunny.
Entrance
Main gate in South Edwardes Square, next to The Temple.
Nearest postcode: W8 6HL
Buses
C1, 9, 23, 27, 28, 49, 328
Stations
Earl's Court, High Street Kensington, Kensington (Olympia)
Cycle hire station
Abingdon Villas (Map)
Toilets
Toilet on site
Access
Good wheelchair access and pathways
Dogs
Working assistance dogs only
Conditions
No picnics.

Getting here

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