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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

Belgrave Square

Belgrave Square
(Photo: Rachel Huckvale)
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00

Activities

To be confirmed

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

South gate opposite No. 30
Nearest postcode: SW1X 8QB

Buses

C2, 2, 9, 10, 14, 16, 38, 52, 73, 74, 82, 414, 436

Stations

Hyde Park Corner, Victoria

Cycle hire station

Belgrave Square (Map)

Toilets

Toilet on site

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

George Basevi designed and Thomas Cubitt planted this 4.5 acre Belgravia centrepiece in 1826 to act as a landscape to the square’s grand new houses. Influenced by a Loudon design, the square’s layout remains faithful to its original network of paths and retains some of the original planting in the form of mature planes. A central path curves through pergolas overhung with wisteria and roses. Four summerhouses ('the temples') have been added around the inner path. Other additions include the tennis court, children’s playground and outdoor gym. The garden’s statuary, a collection of modern figurative work, reflects the square’s international nature.

Senior Gardener: Stuart Camm
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00

Activities

To be confirmed

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

South gate opposite No. 30
Nearest postcode: SW1X 8QB

Buses

C2, 2, 9, 10, 14, 16, 38, 52, 73, 74, 82, 414, 436

Stations

Hyde Park Corner, Victoria

Cycle hire station

Belgrave Square (Map)

Toilets

Toilet on site

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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