George Basevi designed and Thomas Cubitt planted this 4.5 acre Belgravia centrepiece in 1826, to act as a landscape for the square’s grand new houses. Influenced by a Loudon design, the square’s layout remains faithful to its original network of paths and retains some of the original planting in the form of mature planes. A central path curves through pergolas overhung with wisteria and roses. Four summerhouses ('the temples') have been added around the inner path. Other additions include the tennis court, children’s playground, outdoor gym and most recently an urban forest school which is regularly used by the local schools. An immersive wildflower meadow is situated on The East entrance of the garden, which includes many native species as a food source to our pollinating insects. The garden’s statuary, a collection of modern figurative work, reflects the square’s international nature.
Laid out by Humphry Repton in 1806, a military site in WW2, and now effectively a roof garden following the construction of an underground car park. Some unusual trees and lots of lavender give a somewhat modern Mediterranean feel.