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Markham Square

Markham Square
(Photo: Colin Wing)

The Garden

Markham Square lies on the site of an old orchard - part of Box Farm - which was acquired by Matthew Markham in the late 18th century. Following the Markham Square Act 1825, the first houses were completed on the west side of today's garden in the early 1840s. The remaining houses were built during Queen Victoria's reign, and the garden was planted as an orchard of flowering cherries, almonds and peaches in 1937 to celebrate George VI's coronation. After WWII, it was redesigned by the Royal Hospital Chelsea’s head gardener as a private country garden, notable for its light, open aspect and rare shrubs and trees.

Gardener: François Pont

Further information on London Gardens Trust Inventory

Visitor Information

Open
Sunday 14:00–17:00
Entrance
North side of square
Nearest postcode: SW3 4UY
Buses
11, 19, 22, 211, 319
Station
Sloane Square
Cycle hire station
Chelsea Green (Map)
Public toilets
Sloane Square (automatic) (Map)
Open Saturday 00:00-24:00
Open Sunday 00:00-24:00
Access
Wheelchair access to garden. Eight parking meter bays on west side of Square - free of charge on Sunday.
Dogs
Working assistance dogs only

Getting here

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