Lillington & Longmoore Gardens

Lillington & Longmoore Gardens
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The Lillington Gardens Estate was designed by Darbourne and Darke for the City of Westminster. It was one of the first low-rise, high-density housing estates in London. Construction started in the mid-1960s and continued until Longmoore Gardens was completed in the late 1970s. The estates were designated a conservation area in 1990 and parts are listed grade II*.

Originally the estate was landscaped as a series of green spaces with trees. Since 1996 these have been developed considerably into a number of unique gardens planted with a wide range of shrubs, herbaceous plants and bulbs suited to the dry urban environment. Bedding and hanging basket plants are raised by the gardeners.

Features include classic mixed borders, Mediterranean areas, an exotic border with yuccas, palms, agaves and cannas, a sensory garden with bubble fountain, pergolas, flowers and vegetables, a Jubilee Garden, a family 'grow your own' garden and a garden club area. Perennial meadows and wildlife areas and a pond have been made to increase biodiversity.

The estate has won the Best Garden for Wildlife section of the Westminster in Bloom competition and has achieved a Green Flag award for excellent management and maintenance for six years running. It was the first in the country to win this award.

There is a playground for children under 10 accompanied by an adult. This is adapted for children with disabilities.

Head gardener: Jim Myers

Visitor Information

Sunday 10:00–17:00
Map of the gardens available. Gardeners will be present and will lead a guided walk at 3pm. Children's playground. Plants for sale. Tea, coffee, sandwiches and cakes.
3 Charlwood Street
Nearest postcode: SW1V 2LD
Sells tickets.
2, 24, 36, 185, 436
Pimlico, Victoria
Cycle hire station:
Tachbrook Street (Map)
Disabled toilet on site.
Car Parking:
Please park off the estate in the street.
Difficult in a few places
Working assistance dogs only

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