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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Mecklenburgh Square

Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 12:00–17:00

Activities

Leaflet describing the garden and celebrating its 200th anniversary available. We hope to offer a charity cake stall run by children of the residents and have great organic ice cream for sale.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Gate on east side of square
Nearest postcode: WC1N 2AD

Buses

17, 45, 46 + 19, 38, 55, 243

Stations

Russell Square, King's Cross

Cycle hire station

Wren Street (Map)

Public toilets

St Pancras International Station (Map)
Saturday 00:00-24:00
Sunday 00:00-24:00

Access

Wheelchair accessible.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

Named after Queen Charlotte, formerly Princess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the square was designed by Samuel Pepys Cockerell and Joseph Kay for the Foundling Estate in the early 19th century.

The grade II-listed two-acre garden was laid out in 1810-12. It remains close to the original design, with fine mature planes and other ornamental trees, formal lawns and gravel paths. A section devoted to plants from New Zealand includes a number of rarities. A herb garden has been planted with assistance from the Wellcome Trust.

A children's play area, barbecue area and tennis court cater for the large number of postgraduate students and their families living around the square.

Gardener: Myriam Sarens
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 12:00–17:00

Activities

Leaflet describing the garden and celebrating its 200th anniversary available. We hope to offer a charity cake stall run by children of the residents and have great organic ice cream for sale.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Gate on east side of square
Nearest postcode: WC1N 2AD

Buses

17, 45, 46 + 19, 38, 55, 243

Stations

Russell Square, King's Cross

Cycle hire station

Wren Street (Map)

Public toilets

St Pancras International Station (Map)
Saturday 00:00-24:00
Sunday 00:00-24:00

Access

Wheelchair accessible.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Nearby gardens with similar opening times
Goodenough College - London House Quadrangle WC1N 2AB
0.1 km / 0.1 miles
Sunday: 12:00–15:00
Quadrangle of collegiate home for postgraduate students. The London House quadrangle features a large lawn and many interesting period features commemorating the history of Goodenough College.

St George's Gardens WC1N 2NU
0.2 km / 0.1 miles
Saturday: 08:00–21:00
Sunday: 08:00–21:00
Garden which celebrated its 300th anniversary in 2014. Formerly two burial grounds, with imposing ivy-clad tombs and gravestones, restored in 2001. New sensory garden. Information leaflets and a representative of the Friends available 10:00-17:00

Calthorpe Community Garden WC1X 8LH
0.2 km / 0.1 miles
Saturday: 12:00–18:00
Sunday: 12:00–18:00
A green oasis in the heart of King's Cross.

Collingham Gardens Nursery WC1N 1PH
0.2 km / 0.2 miles
Saturday: 10:00–16:30
Sunday: 10:30–16:30
Hidden, semi-wild garden of a pre-school nursery run by local parents. Described by visitors as a magical oasis in London. Historically the first graveyard in the UK set outside church land. Exhibition of site history plus. delicious refreshments

Lloyd Square WC1X 9BA
0.6 km / 0.4 miles
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