(Photo: Sarah Jackson)
A 4.5-acre private garden designed by George Basevi, first planted by Thomas Cubitt in 1826 and now restored to its 1867 Victorian layout.
There are many trees, including large plane trees dating from the original plantings. A central path curves through pergolas overhung with wisteria and roses. The square also features a quiet garden, a play area for children and a tennis court.
The statuary around the garden reflects the international nature of the square and offers a rare chance to see a collection of modern figurative work. A 1998 statue of Sir Robert Grosvenor by Jonathan Wylder at the corner of Wilton Crescent features the quote from John Ruskin: ‘When we build, let us think we build for ever’.
The Belgrave Square garden committee seeks to balance the maintenance of the garden's historic character with the needs and expectations of modern users and the preservation of the square for the future. Look out for the new herbaceous border planted this spring.
- Sunday 10:00–17:00
- Tree guide available. Refreshments.
South Gate opposite No. 31
Nearest postcode: SW1X 8QB
- C1, 2, 9, 10, 14, 16, 19, 38, 73, 74, 82, 137, 148, 414, 436
- Hyde Park Corner
- Cycle hire station:
- Belgrave Square (Map)
- Public toilets:
- Hyde Park Corner:
Saturday 10:00-23:00 + Sunday 10:00-23:00 (Map)
- Working assistance dogs only
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