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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Alexandra Road Park

Alexandra Road Park
(Photo: Friends of Alexandra Road Park)
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–16:00

Activities

Bring a picnic. Listen to music on the mound. Tea, coffee and cake for sale in Tenants Hall at the South Hampstead end of the park.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Abbey Road, between Boundary Road and Belsize Road
Nearest postcode: NW8 0SW

Buses

139, 189

Stations

South Hampstead, Swiss Cottage

Toilets

Toilet on site

Access

Some level access, access via ramp to some parts, some steps, some uneven surfaces. No disabled access to hall and toilet at present.

Dogs

Dogs on leads

The Garden

Alexandra Road Park is a unique modernist sculpted linear park, integral to the surrounding housing. Architect Neave Brown and landscape architect Janet Jack designed the park in the 1970s and it was restored with a Heritage Lottery Fund grant in 2015. The design features a series of outdoor rooms and new play parks designed by Erect Architects, with landscaping by J+L Gibbons. The planting is based on the original planting plans, which had an emphasis on endurance as the site is a playground to the many children living in the surrounding housing and their friends, as well as to the general public. Janet Jack planted the many trees, not only for their beauty, but also to form shelter belts for the otherwise windy site. The park contains an unusual circular lawn known locally as ‘the bowl’ – it was once bowl-shaped but has since been filled in – and a ‘stage’ which is used for performances, picnics and other events. See the website for more information.

Head gardener: Blue Burke, Idverde
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–16:00

Activities

Bring a picnic. Listen to music on the mound. Tea, coffee and cake for sale in Tenants Hall at the South Hampstead end of the park.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Abbey Road, between Boundary Road and Belsize Road
Nearest postcode: NW8 0SW

Buses

139, 189

Stations

South Hampstead, Swiss Cottage

Toilets

Toilet on site

Access

Some level access, access via ramp to some parts, some steps, some uneven surfaces. No disabled access to hall and toilet at present.

Dogs

Dogs on leads

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