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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

Mecklenburgh Square

Mecklenburgh Square
(Photo: Lynne Eva)
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 12:00–17:00

Activities

Leaflet describing the garden and celebrating its 200th anniversary available. Plan to offer a charity cake stall run by children of the residents with organic ice cream for sale.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Gate on east side of square
Nearest postcode: WC1N 2AD

Buses

17, 45, 46 + 19, 38, 55, 243

Stations

Russell Square, King's Cross

Cycle hire station

Wren Street (Map)

Public toilets

St Pancras International Station (Map)
Saturday 00:00-24:00
Sunday 00:00-24:00

Access

Wheelchair accessible

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

Samuel Pepys Cockerell and Joseph Kay designed this square, named after Queen Charlotte (formerly Princess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz) for the Foundling Estate in the early 19th century. The Grade II listed two-acre garden was laid out in 1810-12, close to the original design, with fine mature planes and other ornamental trees, formal lawns and gravel paths. A New Zealand plant section includes some rarities. There is a fern bed, and a herb garden planted with assistance from the Wellcome Trust. A children’s play area, barbecue pits and tennis court cater for the postgraduate students and their families who live around the square.

Gardener: Myriam Sarens
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 12:00–17:00

Activities

Leaflet describing the garden and celebrating its 200th anniversary available. Plan to offer a charity cake stall run by children of the residents with organic ice cream for sale.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Gate on east side of square
Nearest postcode: WC1N 2AD

Buses

17, 45, 46 + 19, 38, 55, 243

Stations

Russell Square, King's Cross

Cycle hire station

Wren Street (Map)

Public toilets

St Pancras International Station (Map)
Saturday 00:00-24:00
Sunday 00:00-24:00

Access

Wheelchair accessible

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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