Mecklenburgh Square

Mecklenburgh Square
(Photo: Lynne Eva)
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Open:
Sunday 12:0017:00
Description:
Named after Queen Charlotte, formerly Princess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the square was designed by Samuel Pepys Cockerell and Joseph Kay for the Foundling Estate in the early 19th century.

The grade II-listed two-acre garden was laid out in 1810-12. It remains close to the original design, with fine mature planes and other ornamental trees, formal lawns and gravel paths. A section devoted to plants from New Zealand includes a number of rarities. A herb garden has been planted with assistance from the Wellcome Trust.

A children's play area, barbecue area and tennis court cater for the large number of postgraduate students and their families living around the square.
Gardener:
Myriam Sarens
Activities:
Leaflet describing the garden and celebrating its 200th anniversary available. We hope to offer a charity cake stall run by children of the residents and have great organic ice cream for sale.
Entrance:
Gate on east side of square
Nearest postcode: WC1N 2AD
Sells tickets.
Journey Planner
Buses:
17, 45, 46 + 19, 38, 55, 243
Stations:
Russell Square, King's Cross
Cycle hire station:
Wren Street (Map)
Access:
Wheelchair accessible.
Dogs:
Working assistance dogs only
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