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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

Gainsborough Gardens

Gainsborough Gardens
(Photo: Colin Wing)
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–16:00
Sunday 10:00–16:00

Activities

To be confirmed

Entrance

Well Walk (north), Heathside (south)
Nearest postcode: NW3 1BJ

Buses

46, 268 + 24

Stations

Hampstead, Hampstead Heath

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Conditions

None

The Garden

Gainsborough Gardens is a circular garden on the site of the former Hampstead Wells spa, a popular place for fashionable Londoners in the 18th century. The buildings were eventually converted to other uses, including an evangelical chapel, and were demolished at the end of the 19th century. Today, the garden at the centre of the gated enclave of private houses features mature trees and luxuriant planting. Shrubberies surround the lawns and a path runs round the edge with small pergolas marking the garden entrances. In a nod to the site's history,  Chalybeate Well  (erected in 1882) can be found opposite the north entrance.

Gardener: Adrian Crimmin
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–16:00
Sunday 10:00–16:00

Activities

To be confirmed

Entrance

Well Walk (north), Heathside (south)
Nearest postcode: NW3 1BJ

Buses

46, 268 + 24

Stations

Hampstead, Hampstead Heath

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Conditions

None

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