Belgrave Square Garden in Belgravia, London SW1X
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Belgrave Square Garden was designed by George Basevi and first planted by Thomas Cubitt in 1826, now restored to its 1867 Victorian layout, the garden includes imposing, long established plane trees, wisteria and rose covered pergolas hanging over a meandering path, a newly planted herbaceous border, a children’s play area, even a tennis court. The tennis court is available for use by garden key holders for an annual fee, with links provided for an online court booking system.
As a private garden, it is available for use by residents of Belgrave Square. If you’re fortunate enough to live on the stunning Belgravia Estate you can use the garden by becoming a member and paying an annual membership fee. Occasionally, throughout the year, the garden is open to the public for special events, such as Open Squares Garden Weekend.
This peaceful Belgravia garden is surrounded by grand houses often described as being Greek Revival, post-Georgian and pre Victorian. In other words, less regular than Georgian and less fussy than Victorian!
Belgrave Square, in which, the 4.5 acre private garden sits, was transformed from a large undeveloped area sometimes referred to as a swamp, a waste or a cess pit, to become one of the most fashionable districts of London. The marshy ground was partly filled with rubble from excavations in Dockland. Thanks to keen, knowledgeable gardeners with vision, the soil of Belgrave Square Garden was nurtured and turned in to the beautiful, relaxing green space it remains to this day.
Nearest tube station: Hyde Park Corner or Victoria Station
Visitor information: Open on Sundays 10.00 - 17.00
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