These award-winning gardens display Harold Peto's naturalistic style, featuring tall plane trees placed on lawns, as if survivors from an ancient local woodland.
Exceptionally, the gardens' original layout remains intact: a simple and symmetrical plan, with wide lawns and curving gravel paths. The open central circular lawn is framed by shrub beds, each with its own Japanese cherry tree, producing magnificent spring-time blossom displays.
Ernest George and Harold Peto, both notable late Victorian architects, designed the Grade II* terraces bordering the gardens in the 1880s.
Remarkably, individual front and rear elevations were conceived for each house, creating an organic village atmosphere. After Collingham Gardens, Peto moved on to arguably become the greatest Edwardian landscape designer.
Children living on the garden will make cakes and lemonade for charity.
0.2 km / 0.1 miles Saturday: 10:00–17:00 Sunday: 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.