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Ennismore Gardens

Ennismore Gardens
(Photo: Diana Jarvis)

The Garden

Named after Viscount Ennismore, this award-winning Victorian garden was part of the Kingston House gardens and paddocks, which stretched the length of Prince’s Gate. When the Kingston House estate was developed (1840-70) and the houses that became  Ennismore Gardens Square were built (1870s),  the 0.5-acre garden was designed around the London plane trees. Today's layout of grass, beds and borders is largely the same as it was after WWII. An urn - a smaller replica of one designed by William Kent for Alexander Pope - was erected to commemorate American actress and singer Ava Gardner, who resided at No 34 for many years.

Contract gardener: Robert Player

Further information on London Gardens Trust Inventory

Visitor Information

Open
Sunday 10:00–17:00
Activities
Picnics allowed.
Entrance
On west side - opposite No. 18
Nearest postcode: SW7 1AA
Buses
C1, 9,14 ,23, 52, 74, 414, 452
Stations
South Kensington, Knightsbridge
Cycle hire station
Holy Trinity Brompton (Map)
Public toilets
South Kensington (Map)
Open Saturday 00:00-24:00
Open Sunday 00:00-24:00
Car Parking
Respark in operation. Visitors' parking available on pay-by-phone spaces and single yellow lines (check at the time).
Dogs
Working assistance dogs only
Conditions
Dogs, other than working assistance dogs, must be left at the gate. Water provided.

Getting here

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