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Rosmead Garden

Rosmead Garden
(Photo: Colin Wing)

The Garden

This garden was made famous in the 1999 Notting Hill film starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts, when the couple climbed a fence to sneak into the private communal gardens at night. It is part of the Ladbroke Estate, which also includes Arundel Gardens and St John’s Gardens - see ladbrokeassociation.org for more details about the estate. In 1823, prominent London architect Thomas Allason planned out these generous communal gardens. They were organised in a concentric layout of crescents with the outer crescents dating from the 1860s.

Further information on London Gardens Trust Inventory

Visitor Information

Open
Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00
Activities
There will be a pop-up tea room in the house of one of the residents - from 12noon to 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday (albeit it may open slightly later on the Saturday - please check).
Enjoy a traditional English tea with a large selection of home-made sandwiches and home-baked cakes, served on fine china.
Run by local residents, all proceeds will go to Teach2Teach International, a charity which works to educate children in some of the world's poorest communities.
Visitors are invited to donate generously.
Entrance
Pedestrian gate on Rosmead Road
Nearest postcode: W11 2JG
Buses
7, 23, 52, 452,228
Stations
Ladbroke Grove, Holland Park, Notting Hill Gate.
Cycle hire station
Clarendon Road (Map)
Public toilets
Avondale Park (Map)
Open Saturday 07:30-20:00
Open Sunday 07:30-20:00
Access
Entry down a steep flight of steps and short gravel slope. Uneven path
Dogs
Dogs on leads

Getting here

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