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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Royal Crescent Gardens

Royal Crescent Gardens
(Photo: Gavin Gardiner)
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 09:30–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Join us for a game of croquet and try some delicious cocktails while you explore the beautiful Royal Crescent Gardens. Croquet & Cocktails will be in residence 11am-5pm on both days providing free croquet games for all ages and abilities or sit down and relax with a refreshing drink while you enjoy the garden. Cocktails on the menu will include Gin Basil Smash, English Garden Margarita and Pimms. Prosecco and Gin & Tonic will also be available.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Double gates on Eastern side of the Crescent, near Holland Park Avenue
Nearest postcode: W11 4SN

Buses

C1, 31, 49, 94, 148, 228, 295, 316, Oxford Tube, buses coming to Shepherds Bush/Westfield

Station

Shepherd's Bush Overground (no service 9-10/06/18) and Underground and Holland Park underground

Cycle hire station

Queensdale Road (Map)

Toilets

Toilet on site

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

The Royal Crescent Garden was laid out by Robert Cantwell in 1846. 

The perimeter railings, removed in WW2, were restored in 1997 and the gardens were restored from 2003. An oak gazebo is a beautiful centre-piece, surrounded by a rose and herbaceous border.

The garden has some beautiful trees, with two magnificent plane trees at least 170 years old, a tulip tree, red oak and some younger specimens, such as Prunus mackii, snakebark maple, Gleditzia, Liquidamber, MagnoliaDavidia involucrata. 

The garden won the Kensington Society award for garden design in 2007 and first prize for communal gardens in North Kensington under the Brighter Kensington and Chelsea Scheme in 2008. It came second in that competition from 2009 to 2013 and again in 2016 and 2017. The London Gardens Society gave it awards in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Contract Gardener: Joseph Jones
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 09:30–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Join us for a game of croquet and try some delicious cocktails while you explore the beautiful Royal Crescent Gardens. Croquet & Cocktails will be in residence 11am-5pm on both days providing free croquet games for all ages and abilities or sit down and relax with a refreshing drink while you enjoy the garden. Cocktails on the menu will include Gin Basil Smash, English Garden Margarita and Pimms. Prosecco and Gin & Tonic will also be available.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Double gates on Eastern side of the Crescent, near Holland Park Avenue
Nearest postcode: W11 4SN

Buses

C1, 31, 49, 94, 148, 228, 295, 316, Oxford Tube, buses coming to Shepherds Bush/Westfield

Station

Shepherd's Bush Overground (no service 9-10/06/18) and Underground and Holland Park underground

Cycle hire station

Queensdale Road (Map)

Toilets

Toilet on site

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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