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Belgrave Square Garden

Belgrave Square Garden
(Photo: Rachel Huckvale)

The Garden

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 for pollinating insects. The garden’s statuary, a collection of modern figurative work, reflects the square’s international nature. In 2023, the garden won the prestigious "Best overall small garden (closed)" category in the London In Bloom awards.

Lead Gardener: Dominic Andrews

Further information on London Parks & Gardens Inventory

Visitor Information

Open
Saturday 10:00–17:00
Activities
Bar selling drinks and bar snacks (burgers, hot dogs, etc), sweet treats, coffee and tea. Music. Garden guide available.
Picnics allowed.
Entrance
South gate opposite No. 30
Nearest postcode: SW1X 8QB
Buses
Map of nearby bus stops
Stations
Hyde Park Corner, Victoria
Cycle hire station
Belgrave Square (Map)
Toilets
Toilet on site
Access
Level access; some uneven surfaces
Dogs
Working assistance dogs only

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