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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Markham Square

Markham Square
(Photo: Fran├žois Pont)
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 14:00–17:00

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

North side of square
Nearest postcode: SW3 4UY

Buses

11, 19, 22, 211, 319

Station

Sloane Square

Cycle hire station

Chelsea Green (Map)

Public toilets

Sloane Square (automatic) (Map)
Saturday 00:00-24:00
Sunday 00:00-24:00

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

The building of the original square began in 1836 on the site of the old Box Farm orchard – owned by the Markham family – which had had common rights since the ‘29th year of Elizabeth’. In 1935 the garden was laid out as a cherry orchard, in celebration of the Silver Jubilee of George V. After WW2, the square ;was redesigned by the Royal Hospital Chelsea’s head gardener to resemble a private country garden. The garden is notable for its light, open aspect and rare shrubs and trees, none of which have been allowed to obscure the colourful borders.

Gardener: Fran├žois Pont
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 14:00–17:00

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

North side of square
Nearest postcode: SW3 4UY

Buses

11, 19, 22, 211, 319

Station

Sloane Square

Cycle hire station

Chelsea Green (Map)

Public toilets

Sloane Square (automatic) (Map)
Saturday 00:00-24:00
Sunday 00:00-24:00

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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