(Photo: Durand Gardens Residents' Association)
Durand Gardens are an unusual D-shaped space in the Stockwell Park Conservation Area. The shape of the garden is said to be derived from its being the site of a plague pit. The area was developed from around 1840 to 1870. The houses were built around the garden on a pattern-book system in a wide variety of styles.
The gardens themselves were neglected for many years until the residents bought them in the 1980s. Since then they have been kept as woodland gardens and are at their best in the spring, with large displays of bluebells and daffodils. The main group of trees are limes and oaks, with a scattering of specimen trees amongst them. The central grass area is a delightful spot for a picnic.
There is now a residents' scheme to develop a wider season of plant and tree display. An exhibition will explain the history and plans for the site.
- Saturday 10:00–17:00
+ Sunday 10:00–17:00
- Small exhibition of the garden's history. Tea, coffee and refreshments.
Opposite No. 19
Nearest postcode: SW9 0PS
- 155, 333 (Clapham Road),
3, 59, 133, 159, 415 (Brixton Road)
- Uneven ground: wheelchairs can get in but may find it uncomfortable.
- Working assistance dogs only
(click on names for details):
Harleyford Road Community Garden
Eden at St. Paul's Community Garden
Walworth Garden Farm
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