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Ladbroke Square Garden

Ladbroke Square Garden
(Photo: Stephanie Stephenson)

The Garden

This Grade II-listed garden was originally the site of the Hippodrome racecourse entrance, built by John Whyte in 1837. The venture foundered as the course was too heavy-going. An 1849 plan, signed by architect and surveyor Thomas Allason, shows the garden laid out as it is today, the largest of the Ladbroke Estate's 16 communal gardens. It is also one of London's largest private garden squares. Within the railings, shrubbery and stately trees enclose a long, east-west walk along the north side, with winding paths around three spacious lawns, flanked by colourful herbaceous borders. There are two playgrounds for young and older children.

Head Gardener and Gardener: Neville Capil and Colin Derome

Further information on London Gardens Trust Inventory

Visitor Information

Open
Sunday 14:00–18:00
Activities
Teas provided by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and a performance by Treblemakers a cappella group - to be confirmed.
Picnics allowed.
Entrance
Gate opposite No.60 Kensington Park Road only.
Nearest postcode: W11 3BJ
Buses
27, 28, 31, 52, 94, 328, 452
Station
Notting Hill Gate
Cycle hire station
Chepstow Villas (Map)
Public toilets
Notting Hill Gate (Map)
Open Saturday 00:00-24:00
Open Sunday 00:00-24:00
Access
Level access, but gravel paths and uneven surfaces
Dogs
Dogs on leads

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