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Chester Square Garden

Chester Square Garden
(Photo: Diana Jarvis)

The Garden

Chester Square, in the heart of Belgravia, was laid out between 1828 and 1840 by the 1st Duke of Westminster, and his surveyor and architect Thomas Cundy II. Cundy also designed St Michael’s Church on the west side, which provides a backdrop to the 1.5-acre garden. The garden is surrounded by herbaceous borders and conceals a tranquil central rose garden. Rope-edged tiles and some original trees have survived. The garden won a Silver Gilt award in the Small Park of the Year (up to five acres) category in London in Bloom 2023. Past residents include poet Matthew Arnold (1822-88) at no. 2 and Frankenstein author Mary Shelley (1797-1851) at no. 24.

Lead Gardener: Hubert Kozlowski

Further information on London Parks & Gardens Inventory

Visitor Information

Open
Saturday 10:00–16:30
Activities
Garden information guide available.
Picnics allowed.
Entrance
Opposite 20 Chester Square
Nearest postcode: SW1W 9HS
Buses
Map of nearby bus stops
Stations
Victoria, Sloane Square
Cycle hire station
Eccleston Place (Map)
Public toilets
Victoria Coach Station (Map)
Open Saturday Open Sunday
Access
Level access; some uneven surfaces
Dogs
Working assistance dogs only

Getting here

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