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Belgravia, Pimlico & Westminster Open Gardens

Past event 10AM-5PM Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 June 2017

Event location: SW1A 2AA

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  • Belgravia, Pimlico & Westminster Open Gardens
  • Belgravia, Pimlico & Westminster Open Gardens
  • Belgravia, Pimlico & Westminster Open Gardens
  • Belgravia, Pimlico & Westminster Open Gardens
  • Belgravia, Pimlico & Westminster Open Gardens
  • Belgravia, Pimlico & Westminster Open Gardens
  • Belgravia, Pimlico & Westminster Open Gardens

Gardens at the heart of power! Tread where the greats of Government, Commonwealth and Society have trod when taking the air. Enjoy the works of Wren, Cubitt, Cundy, Baseyi, Hepworth and more.

One ticket gives you access to more than 230 private, secret and little-known gardens across the capital during London Open Garden Squares Weekend.

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Below are just those in the Belgravia, Pimlico & Westminster areas:

1. 10 Downing Street
Garden shared by residents of 10 Downing Street, constructed in 1736. Large lawn, flowerbed, vegetable patch, view of St James's Park. Only visitors already selected by ballot. Further details

2. Belgrave Square Sun 10:00–17:00
A 4.5-acre private Victorian garden designed by George Basevi in 1826 and now restored to the 1867 layout. Modern statues. Garden guide. Refreshments and entertainment. Further details

3. Carlton House Terrace Gardens Sat 10:00–16:00
Carlton House Terrace Gardens are built on the site of the Prince Regent's former London residence and were laid out in 1830. The gardens have retained much of their 19th century character, with serpentine paths, trees and shrubs. Further details

4. Chester Square Sun 10:00–17:00
Prize-winning early Victorian garden restored in 1997 to the 1867 layout. Rope-edged tiles and some original trees survive. Former residents include the poet Matthew Arnold and author Mary Shelley. Further details

5. Dolphin Square Sat 10:00–17:00, Sun 10:00–17:00
Garden of 1930s luxury residential complex with later additions, including a dolphin fountain, Moroccan garden and herb gardens. On-site restaurant and bar. Further details

6. Eaton Square Sun 10:00–17:00
One of London's premier addresses, with gardens that won Gold Award in the 2016 London in Bloom. Music and Punch & Judy. Drinks & refreshments. Sculptures. Garden information. Further details

7. Eccleston Square Sun 14:00–17:00
Prize-winning three-acre garden square planned in 1828 by Thomas Cubitt (1788–1855). Over the past 30 years the whole garden has been replanted to give year-round interest. Further details

8. Ham Yard Hotel Roof Garden Sat 10:00–17:00, Sun 10:00–17:00
Leafy rooftop garden with sweeping views, ancient olive trees, espalier apple and pear trees, seasonal flowers and salad, herb and vegetable beds. Further details

9. Lillington & Longmoore Gardens Sun 10:00–17:00
Pioneering 1960s and 1970s low-rise, high-density housing estate. Parts listed grade II*. Green Flag award winner. Mediterranean areas, various borders, wild areas and bedding. Children's playground. Plant sale. Light refreshments.
Further details

10. Marlborough House Sat 10:00–17:00
Built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1709-11, this magnificent house is now the working headquarters of the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Commonwealth Foundation. The garden has been largely maintained in its original 18th-century form. Further details

11. MaRoCoCo Garden at Rococo Chocolates Sat 11:00–17:00, Sun 12:00–17:00
A stunning asymmetric mirrored courtyard, with Moroccan tiles and fragrant plants. Fresh cakes, tea and coffee available to take away. A small exhibition of cocoa pods and bean-to-bar process on show. Further details

12. Warwick Square Sun 11:00–17:00
Part of Thomas Cubitt's Pimlico development, laid out in the early 1840s, with a vista towards St Gabriel's Church. Imaginative children's play area created from two Victorian mounds. Further details

13. Wilton Crescent Garden Sun 10:00–17:00
An addition by Thomas Cundy to the original 1821 Wyatt plan for Belgravia. Planted with a white theme. Modern sculpture mixes with imposing London plane trees. Further details

Belgravia, Pimlico & Westminster map
(Event post code SW1A 2AA is nearest post code to 10 Downing Street - the first Open Gardens)

Tickets on sale
Adult weekend online advance ticket - £13 (available until midnight Thursday 15th June)
Adult weekend ticket - £15 (available to purchase from gardens across the weekend)
Group rate weekend online advance ticket - £12
Children under 12 - free (but will require their own ticket)
Sunday only ticket - £10


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