Westminster


Leinster Square Gardens
Leinster Square Gardens, © Diana Jarvis

Welcome to Westminster, with its spectacular collection of some of the most unique green spaces in London. Remarkable gardens, squares and hidden rooftop terraces with jaw-dropping views offer so much for visitors to explore.


Gardens in Westminster

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Gardens open on Saturday 11 June

Belgrave Square Garden SW1

Open Saturday: 10:00–17:00

A 4.5-acre private Victorian garden designed by George Basevi in 1826 and now restored to the 1867 layout with modern statues.


Carlton House Terrace - Waterloo Place West Garden SW1

Open Saturday: 10:00–16:00

Regency-era garden forming part of John Nash's development. Restored in 2008, the garden retains much of its 19th-century character.


Chester Square Garden SW1

Open Saturday: 10:00–16:30

Prize-winning early Victorian garden restored in 1997 to the 1867 layout. Rope-edged tiles and some original trees survive. Former residents include the poet Matthew Arnold and author Mary Shelley.


Eaton Square Garden SW1

Open Saturday: 10:00–17:00

One of London's premier addresses, with gardens that won a Gold Award in the 2021 London in Bloom competition. Refreshments, music, sculpture, Punch & Judy.


Montagu Square W1

Open Saturday: 10:00–17:00

A fine example of late Georgian architecture and the only purely residential square left in Westminster, with a beautiful, tranquil, shady garden. Railings recently restored.


Park Square & Park Crescent Gardens NW1

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

One of London's largest private squares, designed and laid out by John Nash. Dominated by plane trees planted in 1817 to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo. An original and unique feature of the garden is the Grade II listed Nursemaids' Tunnel.


The Passage SW1P

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

Substantial roof garden naturalised by plants well suited to a relatively exposed and sunny environment – roses, apple trees, herbs, wild flowers and grasses; commanding views.


Wilton Crescent Garden SW1

Open Saturday: 10:00–16:30

An addition by Thomas Cundy to the original 1821 Wyatt plan for Belgravia. Planted with a white theme. Modern sculpture mixes with imposing London plane trees.


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Gardens open on Sunday 12 June

Bryanston Square W1

Open Sunday: 10:00–17:00

A square laid out to a grand design between 1811 and 1821 on the Portman estate, with plane trees and other flowering shrubs.


Crescent Garden W9

Open Sunday: 10:00–17:00

Award-winning three-acre communal garden, surrounded by listed stucco-fronted houses from around 1865. Grassy lawns, a fine set of interesting trees, many lovely island beds and a children's play area.


Dorset Square NW1

Open Sunday: 10:00–17:00

Central feature of an urban layout by the Portman Estate (1815-20). The site of Thomas Lord's first cricket ground, established in 1787.


Eccleston Square SW1

Open Sunday: 14:00–17:00

Prize-winning three-acre garden square planned in 1828 by Thomas Cubitt (1788-1855). Over the past 30 years the whole garden has been replanted to give year-round interest.


Ennismore Gardens SW7

Open Sunday: 10:00–17:00

Award-winning Victorian garden which has been extensively developed and restored over the past 25 years.


Formosa Garden W9

Open Sunday: 14:00–17:00

Beautiful and tranquil large triangular garden lined with trees. A source of joy to the residents.


Ham Yard Hotel Roof Garden W1

Open Sunday: 10:00–17:00

Leafy rooftop garden with sweeping views, ancient olive trees, espalier apple and pear trees, seasonal flowers and salad, herb and vegetable beds.


Kensington Gardens Square W2

Open Sunday: 13:00–17:00

These gardens, undergoing careful ecological regeneration, are surrounded by five-storey stucco-fronted houses built in 1858 by Henry de Bruno Austin.


Leinster Square Gardens W2

Open Sunday: 13:00–17:00

A delightful, small garden square, featuring three original plane trees and surrounded by imposing 19th-century white stucco houses.


Manchester Square Gardens W1

Open Sunday: 15:00–18:00

A beautiful Georgian square with a fine collection of trees, shrubs and plants, first laid out in 1776-88. A major ongoing replanting programme began in 2006.


Park Square & Park Crescent Gardens NW1

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

One of London's largest private squares, designed and laid out by John Nash. Dominated by plane trees planted in 1817 to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo. An original and unique feature of the garden is the Grade II listed Nursemaids' Tunnel.


The Passage SW1P

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

Substantial roof garden naturalised by plants well suited to a relatively exposed and sunny environment – roses, apple trees, herbs, wild flowers and grasses; commanding views.


Portman Square W1

Open Sunday: 12:00–17:00

The gardens were laid out around 1780 as a wilderness. Now a private garden of one hectare, enclosed by a clipped privet hedge.


Rutland Gate South Garden SW7

Open Sunday: 10:00–17:00

A shady garden with nine scheduled plane trees, interesting evergreens, variegated foliage and other shrubs and shade-loving plants. Visit with neighbouring Ennismore Gardens.


Triangle Garden W9

Open Sunday: 10:00–17:00

A beautiful, tranquil mid-Victorian garden, perfectly proportioned in the form of a triangle, with formal and informal beds. White stucco houses dating from the 1860s surround this peaceful space.


Warwick Square SW1

Open Sunday: 11:00–17:00

Multi-award-winning Grade II-listed historic garden square laid out in the early 1840s as part of Thomas Cubitt's Pimlico. "A plant person's garden, much loved and experimental - work always in progress."