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Barkston Gardens
(Photo: Colin Wing)

The Garden

Barkston Gardens are private communal gardens provided for residents of the square, and built in the 1880s as part of the Gunter Estate. The site originally housed Earl's Court House, a Georgian private family residence. The gardens have been part of the Courtfield Conservation Area since 1985 and are surrounded by red brick period residential blocks along with several small hotels, just a short walk from Earl's Court Road and Gloucester Road.

Two neat lawns are surrounded by an array of trees and flowers, separated by a central gazebo; a ping-pong table and a dedicated children's play area occupy the eastern corners of the garden. The garden has a perimeter gravel path with many impressive plane trees bordering it, and boasts a beautiful variety of trees including an evergreen magnolia, several Japanese maples, an ornamental cherry tree and a Robinia 'Frisia'.

Head Gardener: Pete (Garden Associates)

Further information on London Parks & Gardens Inventory

Visitor Information

Open
Saturday 10:00–16:00
Activities
Picnics allowed.
Entrance
North Side of garden
Nearest postcode: SW5 0ET
Buses
Map of nearby bus stops
Station
Earls Court
Cycle hire station
Penywern Road (Map)
Public toilets
Earls Court Station (Map)
Open Saturday 08:00-18:00
Open Sunday 08:00-18:00
Access
Paths are made of gravel and step up access is required into the garden - difficult for wheelchairs.
Dogs
Working assistance dogs only

Getting here

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