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Royal Crescent Gardens

Royal Crescent Gardens
(Photo: Stephanie Stephenson)

The Garden

Royal Crescent Gardens were laid out in 1846 by Robert Cantwell. Perimeter iron railings were restored in 1997 and the gardens redesigned from 2003. A rose and herbaceous border surrounds an oak gazebo centrepiece; the garden has two magnificent plane trees over 175 years old, a tulip tree, and our new plantings include elm, parrotia and a lagerstroemia. It won the Kensington Society award for garden design (2007) and first prize for North Kensington garden squares under the Brighter Kensington and Chelsea Scheme (2008), coming second in that competition from 2009 to 2013 and in 2016, 2017 and 2021, and won accolades from London Gardens Society. The garden appeared in last year's virtual London Open Gardens event.

Contract Gardener: Joseph Jones

Further information on London Gardens Trust Inventory

Visitor Information

Open
Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00
Activities
Croquet and Cocktails! For the third year running, we are delighted to be hosting Croquet and Cocktails in the garden for both Saturday and Sunday, 11am-5pm. Come and try your hand at some croquet with the experts - no experience needed - while enjoying a Pimms or other themed cocktail. The cocktails on offer will be: Gin Basil Smash, Pimms, Mojito and Raspberry Margarita. Beer, prosecco, wine and softs will also be available.
Entrance
Double gates on Eastern side of the Crescent, near Holland Park Avenue
Nearest postcode: W11 4SN
Buses
C1, 31, 49, 94, 148, 228, 295, 316, Oxford Tube, buses coming to Shepherds Bush/Westfield
Stations
Shepherd's Bush (no Overground service 11-12/06/2022), Holland Park
Cycle hire station
Queensdale Road (Map)
Toilets
Toilet on site
Dogs
Working assistance dogs only

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