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London Open Gardens 8-9 June 2024

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Merrick Square

Merrick Square
(Photo: Anna Barclay)

The Garden

The square was laid out in 1853-6 as part of the development belonging to the Corporation of Trinity House. It consists of 32 individual houses plus Holy Trinity Rectory, which was built in 1872. The garden is usually open to residents only. It is maintained by Trinity House and still has its original 19th Century cast-iron railings. 

The garden and houses featured in the 2018 Disney film Christopher Robin, when Winnie the Pooh tracked down Christopher Robin to a city park bench.

Head gardener: Penny Hinves

Further information on London Parks & Gardens Inventory

Visitor Information

Sunday 12:00–18:00
Annual Garden Fete from 1-5 pm organised by Trinity Newington Residents' Association. Beer tent, barbecue, music, stalls and activities. Opening in conjunction with nearby Trinity Church Square, by kind permission of the Corporation of Trinity House.
Both sides of Merrick Square
Nearest postcode: SE1 4JB
Map of nearby bus stops
Borough, Elephant & Castle, London Bridge
Cycle hire station
Dickens Square (Map)
Public toilets
John Harvard Local Studies Library (Map)
Open Saturday 09:00-17:00
Open Sunday 12:00-16:00
Kerb at entrance. Garden mostly lawn.
Working assistance dogs only

Getting here

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