Park Square and Park Crescent Gardens are two of Regent's Park's grandest gardens and two of London's larger communal garden squares. Designed by John Nash and managed since 1824 by the Crown Estate Paving Commission, they retain most of their original layout. The Grade II listed Nursemaids’ Tunnel connecting Park Square to Park Crescent, built in 1821, is an early example of a pedestrian subway and among the earliest surviving in London. Two splendid plane trees, planted in 1817 to mark the 1815 Allied victory at Waterloo, dominate Park Crescent. Other distinctive trees include a tulip (Liriodendron tulipifera) and weeping silver lime (Tilia tomentosa ‘Petiolaris’).
Steep tarmac ramps through the tunnel between Park Square and Park Crescent. Gravel paths. Cyclists should not secure their bikes to surrounding railings or lamp posts, but can leave them in an allocated area in the garden at their own risk.
An elegant and educational medicinal plant garden with more than 1,000 different plants, linked to the story of medicine through current or traditional practices and the doctors who have influenced its history.
A hidden central London gem on the site of Charles Dickens' house, designed by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens and planted extensively with medicinal herbs.
Guest speakers discuss where nature meets art and architecture.