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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Belgrave Square

Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Live music, home-made cakes and a bar selling drinks and bar snacks. Tea and coffee. Giant Jenga and other outdoor games. Garden guide available.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

South gate opposite No. 30
Nearest postcode: SW1X 8QB

Buses

C2, 2, 9, 10, 14, 16, 38, 52, 73, 74, 82, 414, 436

Stations

Hyde Park Corner, Victoria

Cycle hire station

Belgrave Square (Map)

Toilets

Toilet on site

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

George Basevi designed this green and leafy Belgravia centrepiece and Thomas Cubitt first planted the 4.5-acre private garden in 1826, to act as a landscape to the square’s grand new houses. Influenced by a design of John Claudius Loudon, the square’s layout remains faithful to its original network of paths and retains some of the original planting in the form of mature planes. A central path curves through pergolas overhung with wisteria and roses. Four summer houses with covered seating – ‘the temples’ – have been added around the inner path. Other additions include the tennis court, children’s playground and outdoor gym. The garden’s statuary reflects the square’s international nature and offers a rare chance to see a collection of modern figurative work. The Belgrave Square garden committee seeks to balance the maintenance of the garden’s historic character with modern users’ needs and expectations.

Senior Gardener: Stuart Camm
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Live music, home-made cakes and a bar selling drinks and bar snacks. Tea and coffee. Giant Jenga and other outdoor games. Garden guide available.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

South gate opposite No. 30
Nearest postcode: SW1X 8QB

Buses

C2, 2, 9, 10, 14, 16, 38, 52, 73, 74, 82, 414, 436

Stations

Hyde Park Corner, Victoria

Cycle hire station

Belgrave Square (Map)

Toilets

Toilet on site

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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