Mecklenburgh Square

Mecklenburgh Square
(Photo: David Lowe)


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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. One section is devoted to plants from New Zealand, including 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

Visitor Information

Sunday 12:00–17:00
Leaflet describing the garden and celebrating its 200th anniversary available.
We hope to offer cream teas, served in a genuine Mongolian yurt that is erected in the garden from time to time.

Saturday 14 June, 11am-12:30pm: Val Martin Memorial Bloomsbury Walk: How the Bloomsbury Squares Were Shaped. [Reservations essential. Meet at the steps of the Goodenough Club, 23 Mecklenburgh Square. Information on booking at Eventbrite.]
Gate on east side of square
Nearest postcode: WC1N 2AD
Sells tickets.
17, 45, 46 + 19, 38, 55, 243
Russell Square, King's Cross
Cycle hire station:
Wren Street (Map)
Public toilets:
St Pancras International Station: Saturday 00:00-24:00 + Sunday 00:00-24:00 (Map)
Wheelchair accessible.
Working assistance dogs only

Further information

Street Map Journey Planner Nearby Gardens
Map of nearby gardens
London Gardens Online CommentsVisitors' comments www
Garden's web site

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