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Ladbroke Square Garden

Ladbroke Square Garden
(Photo: Stephanie Stephenson)

The Garden

This Grade II-listed garden was originally the site of the Hippodrome racecourse entrance, built by John Whyte in 1837. The venture foundered as the course was too heavy-going. An 1849 plan, signed by architect and surveyor Thomas Allason, shows the garden laid out as it is today, the largest of the Ladbroke Estate's 16 communal gardens. It is also one of London's largest private garden squares. Within the railings, shrubbery and stately trees enclose a long, east-west walk along the north side, with winding paths around three spacious lawns, flanked by colourful herbaceous borders. There are two playgrounds for young and older children.

Head Gardener and Gardener: Neville Capil and Colin Derome

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Visitor Information

Sunday 14:00–18:00
Teas provided by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and a performance by Treblemakers a cappella group - to be confirmed.
Picnics allowed.
Gate opposite No.60 Kensington Park Road only.
Nearest postcode: W11 3BJ
Map of nearby bus stops
Notting Hill Gate
Cycle hire station
Chepstow Villas (Map)
Public toilets
Notting Hill Gate (Map)
Open Saturday 00:00-24:00
Open Sunday 00:00-24:00
Level access, but with gravel paths and uneven surfaces
Dogs on leads

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