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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

Ennismore Gardens

Ennismore Gardens
(Photo: David Park)
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–17:00

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

On west side - opposite No. 18
Nearest postcode: SW7 1AA

Buses

C1, 9, 10, 14, 52, 74, 414, 452

Station

Knightsbridge and South Kensington

Cycle hire station

Holy Trinity Brompton (Map)

Public toilets

Kensington Road - Palace Gate (Map)
Saturday 10:00-18:00
Sunday 10:00-18:00

Car Parking

Respark in operation. Visitors' parking available on pay-by-phone spaces and single yellow lines (check at the time).

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Conditions

Dogs, other than working assistance dogs, must be left at the gate. Water provided.

The Garden

Named after Viscount Ennismore, this award-winning Victorian garden was part of the Kingston House gardens and paddocks, which stretched the length of Prince’s Gate. When the Kingston House estate was developed (1840-70), the 0.5 acre garden was designed around the London plane trees. Today's layout of grass, beds and borders is largely the same as it was after WWII. An urn – a smaller replica of one designed by William Kent for Alexander Pope – was erected to commemorate American actress and singer Ava Gardner, who resided at No 34 for many years.

Contract gardener: Robert Player
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–17:00

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

On west side - opposite No. 18
Nearest postcode: SW7 1AA

Buses

C1, 9, 10, 14, 52, 74, 414, 452

Station

Knightsbridge and South Kensington

Cycle hire station

Holy Trinity Brompton (Map)

Public toilets

Kensington Road - Palace Gate (Map)
Saturday 10:00-18:00
Sunday 10:00-18:00

Car Parking

Respark in operation. Visitors' parking available on pay-by-phone spaces and single yellow lines (check at the time).

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Conditions

Dogs, other than working assistance dogs, must be left at the gate. Water provided.

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