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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

Markham Square

Markham Square
(Photo: Fran├žois Pont)
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 14:00–17:00

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

North side of square
Nearest postcode: SW3 4UY

Buses

11, 19, 22, 211, 319

Station

Sloane Square

Cycle hire station

Chelsea Green (Map)

Public toilets

Sloane Square (automatic) (Map)
Saturday 00:00-24:00
Sunday 00:00-24:00

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

Markham Square lies on the site of an old orchard - part of Box Farm - which was acquired by Matthew Markham in the late 18th century. Following the Markham Square Act 1825, the first houses were completed on the west side of today's garden in the early 1840s. The remaining houses were built during Queen Victoria's reign, and the garden was planted with 23 flowering cherries, almonds and peaches in 1937 to celebrate George VI's coronation. After WWII, it was redesigned by the Royal Hospital Chelsea’s head gardener as a private country garden, notable for its light, open aspect and rare shrubs and trees.

Gardener: Fran├žois Pont
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 14:00–17:00

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

North side of square
Nearest postcode: SW3 4UY

Buses

11, 19, 22, 211, 319

Station

Sloane Square

Cycle hire station

Chelsea Green (Map)

Public toilets

Sloane Square (automatic) (Map)
Saturday 00:00-24:00
Sunday 00:00-24:00

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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