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London Open Gardens 8-9 June 2024

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Mecklenburgh Square

Mecklenburgh Square
(Photo: Anne Greig)

The Garden

Samuel Pepys Cockerell and Joseph Kay designed this Square, named after Queen Charlotte (formerly Princess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz) for the Foundling Estate in the early 19th century. The Grade II listed two-acre garden, laid out in 1810-12, remains close to the original design with fine mature planes and other ornamental trees, formal lawns and gravel paths. A New Zealand plant section includes some rarities. There is a fern bed, and a herb garden planted with assistance from the Wellcome Trust. A children’s play area, barbecue pits and tennis court cater for the keyholders and their families, including postgraduate students of Goodenough College.

Gardener: Helen Palmer

Further information on London Parks & Gardens Inventory

Visitor Information

Sunday 12:00–17:00
A leaflet describing the garden may be available.
Gate on east side of square
Nearest postcode: WC1N 2AD
Map of nearby bus stops
Russell Square, King's Cross
Cycle hire station
Wren Street (Map)
Public toilets
St Pancras International Station (Map)
Open Saturday 00:00-24:00
Open Sunday 00:00-24:00
Wheelchair accessible
Working assistance dogs only

Getting here

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More links

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