Kensington and Chelsea


Collingham Gardens
Collingham Gardens, © Diana Jarvis

With 23 gardens opening their gates, Kensington and Chelsea is the busiest Borough taking part in Open Gardens weekend. Take your time exploring some of the largest and finest squares in London, alongside some unique and quirky modern gardens.



Gardens in Kensington and Chelsea

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Gardens open on Saturday 11 June

Cornwall Gardens SW7

Open Saturday: 10:00–17:00

A garden in three sections, with the tranquil atmosphere of a woodland garden. Magnificent plane trees planted in 1870, now some of the tallest in London.


Courtfield Gardens (West) SW5

Open Saturday: 10:30–16:30
Open Sunday: 10:00–17:00

A tranquil mid-Victorian square with a wide variety of shrubs and ornamental trees dating from 1873 which is dominated by one of London's largest plane trees.


Earls Court Square SW5

Open Saturday: 10:00–17:00
Open Sunday: 10:00–17:00

Victorian garden originally laid out as part of the Edwardes Estate in the 1870s.


Gledhow Gardens SW5

Open Saturday: 10:00–17:00

Formerly the back gardens of the surrounding Victorian villas, joined together to form a large communal garden by the Gunter Estate management. The clean microclimate has nourished some of the oldest and healthiest trees in London.


Rosmead Garden W11

Open Saturday: 10:00–17:00
Open Sunday: 10:00–17:00

This garden is part of the Ladbroke Estate and featured in the film 'Notting Hill'. Thomas Allason's plan of 1823 allowed for generous communal gardens, organised in a concentric layout of crescents.


Royal Crescent Gardens W11

Open Saturday: 10:00–17:00
Open Sunday: 10:00–17:00

Part of the Norland Estate, laid out by Robert Cantwell in 1846. Award-winning garden restoration and design with enhanced planting. Roses, central herbaceous borders and an interesting variety of trees and shrubs.


St Quintin Community Kitchen Garden W10

Open Saturday: 11:30–16:30
Open Sunday: 11:30–16:30

Award-winning community kitchen garden transformed from a disused tennis court in 2009. Around 100 people use the 48 plots. Community garden celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2019.


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Gardens open on Sunday 12 June

Collingham Gardens SW5

Open Sunday: 10:00–17:00

Grade II*-listed houses, representing the extreme point of late Victorian individualism, surround a communal garden laid out in simple, naturalistic style by leading Edwardian landscape designer Harold Peto.


Community Kitchen Garden Cluster at Kensington Olympia W14

Open Sunday: 11:00–15:00

Two community garden projects located at Kensington Olympia.


Courtfield Gardens (East) SW5

Open Sunday: 10:00–17:00

A deeply sunken garden surrounding St Mellitus Theological College, with banks of azaleas and rhododendrons.


Courtfield Gardens (West) SW5

Open Saturday: 10:30–16:30
Open Sunday: 10:00–17:00

A tranquil mid-Victorian square with a wide variety of shrubs and ornamental trees dating from 1873 which is dominated by one of London's largest plane trees.


Earls Court Square SW5

Open Saturday: 10:00–17:00
Open Sunday: 10:00–17:00

Victorian garden originally laid out as part of the Edwardes Estate in the 1870s.


Edwardes Square W8

Open Sunday: 10:00–17:00

A beautiful three-acre Regency garden square with meandering paths, shrubberies, lawns, flowerbeds, rose pergola, croquet lawn, grass tennis court and a children's play area. Grecian-style lodge.


Hanover Gardens W11

Open Sunday: 13:00–17:00

A peaceful woodland garden in the heart of the historic Ladbroke Estate, the quiet disturbed only by birdsong and the bells of St John's, Notting Hill.


Hereford Square SW7

Open Sunday: 10:00–17:00

Victorian square retaining its original charm. Garden full of trees and flowering shrubs, with very pleasant walks.


The Ismaili Centre Roof Garden SW7

Open Sunday: 10:00–15:00

The serene setting of this beautiful roof garden - described as one of London's best-kept secrets - reflects motifs from Islamic architectural heritage.


Ladbroke Square Garden W11

Open Sunday: 14:00–18:00

One of the largest private garden squares in London, laid out in 1849 and listed Grade II.


Markham Square SW3

Open Sunday: 14:00–17:00

Award-winning garden first laid out in the mid-19th century and redesigned after WWII. Judged the finest square garden in Chelsea in 2013, 2015, 2017 - 2019.


Museum of Brands W11

Open Sunday: 11:00–17:00

Award-winning south-facing courtyard, enclosed by walls on three sides. Planting includes herbaceous perennials, climbers and tender sub-tropical plants which flourish in a microclimate.


Norland Square W11

Open Sunday: 10:00–17:00

Originally part of the Norland Estate, the square and beautiful surrounding stucco-fronted houses were built by a property developer in the early 1840s. The railings have been recently restored.


Pembridge Square W2

Open Sunday: 11:00–17:00

Award-winning long, rectangular garden with a beautiful woodland area, wildflowers at the east end, a rose garden at the west end and a long herbaceous border. There is also a children's play area and maze.


Rosmead Garden W11

Open Saturday: 10:00–17:00
Open Sunday: 10:00–17:00

This garden is part of the Ladbroke Estate and featured in the film 'Notting Hill'. Thomas Allason's plan of 1823 allowed for generous communal gardens, organised in a concentric layout of crescents.


Royal Crescent Gardens W11

Open Saturday: 10:00–17:00
Open Sunday: 10:00–17:00

Part of the Norland Estate, laid out by Robert Cantwell in 1846. Award-winning garden restoration and design with enhanced planting. Roses, central herbaceous borders and an interesting variety of trees and shrubs.


St James's Gardens W11

Open Sunday: 10:00–17:00

Gardens centred on the church of St James. The tower provides a focus for the vista along Addison Avenue.


St Quintin Community Kitchen Garden W10

Open Saturday: 11:30–16:30
Open Sunday: 11:30–16:30

Award-winning community kitchen garden transformed from a disused tennis court in 2009. Around 100 people use the 48 plots. Community garden celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2019.


Stanley Crescent Garden W11

Open Sunday: 14:00–18:00

Largely designed and built in 1852-53 by Thomas Allom, this is one of the least altered communal gardens in the area, featuring many old, rare and protected trees.


Thurloe Square SW7

Open Sunday: 10:00–17:00

A typical Victorian garden, with mature trees, winding paths, lawns, borders, flowerbeds and children's play area.


West London Bowling Club W10

Open Sunday: 10:00–17:30

The only remaining Lawn Bowling Club in Kensington and Chelsea, founded in 1903. Set in former award-winning gardens once patronised by royalty, now being restored by volunteers after long neglect.