Gledhow Gardens are named after the family home of Miss Jane Benyon of Gledhow Hall in Yorkshire, who married landowner Captain Robert Gunter in the 19th century. The area used to have market gardens and a thriving village between Gledhow and Bina Gardens. James Gunter, who founded a property empire on the proceeds of his celebrated bakery business, later developed the site. The clean microclimate has nourished some of London’s oldest and healthiest trees and encouraged a range of interesting wildlife, including a variety of rare bird species. Thanks to the generosity of Dr Robert Ker, the gardens now belong to the residents.