(Photo: Gavin Gardiner)
Eaton Square is one of London's premier addresses. The layout, along with Belgrave Square, was begun in 1826 by Thomas Cubitt for the Grosvenor Estate. The square was named after Eaton Hall in Cheshire, home of the landowner the Duke of Westminster.
The square is actually a rectangle divided into six gardens. The central garden on the south side is open for OGSW. In 2011 these perfectly manicured gardens were among the top three - and awarded a bronze medal - in the London Garden Society's competition for large private squares.
Mixed borders around two formal lawns are divided by a tranquil retreat of paths and seating through a shaded enclave. In addition, there is a tennis court with a planted walking area around the outside and formal raised beds, which always offer a vibrant display in time for OGSW.
Famous past residents include prime minister Neville Chamberlain (no. 37) and actress Vivien Leigh (no. 54).
- Sunday 10:00–17:00
- Tree guide. Live music. Refreshments. Punch & Judy.
Opposite No. 42 (South Side)
Nearest postcode: SW1W 9BD
- C1, C2, 2, 16, 38, 73, 82, 148, 170, 185, 211, 436
- Cycle hire station:
- Eaton Square (Map)
- Toilet on site.
- Working assistance dogs only
(click on names for details):
Cadogan Place Gardens
MaRoCoCo Garden at Rococo Chocolates
Wilton Crescent Garden
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