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South West London Open Gardens

Past event 9AM-5PM Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 June 2017

Event location: SW15 3TS

20 Open gardens
Admission: £13 in advance/£15 on day
  • South West London Open Gardens
  • South West London Open Gardens
  • South West London Open Gardens
  • South West London Open Gardens
  • South West London Open Gardens
  • South West London Open Gardens
  • South West London Open Gardens

Explore 16th and 18th century gardens, wildlife gardens, sensory gardens, wildlife gardens, farms and sustainable, edible gardens ... and much 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. Buy tickets

Below are just those in the South West London area:

1. Kingston University - Kingston Hill Sat 10:00–16:00
Main campus area, with formal landscaping and wild planting. Memorial Garden with woodland wildlife section and rose garden. Coombehurst Meadow, a small area of acid grassland. Further details

2. Kingston University - Dorich House Sat 10:00–16:00
Garden of former home of a Russian sculptor and her husband, built on the remnants of an old orchard. Spectacular views of Richmond Park. Further details

3. Kingston University - Knights Park/Stanley Picker Sat 10:00–16:00
New bank on the Hogsmill River created in 2014 by a partnership of Kingston University, the South East Rivers Trust and volunteers formed of students, staff and local community members and groups. Further details

4. Bramford Community Garden Sat 10:00–17:00
A model of sustainability, run by Transition Town Wandsworth volunteers, with a planting scheme that is productive as well as attractive. Further details

5. Wendelsworth Community Garden Sat 10:00–17:00
Not content with growing vegetables organically in raised beds, local residents have established a community orchard on their large council estate. And they are leading on a borough-wide composting project. Guided tours.
Further details

6. Paradise Co-op Urban Farm Sat 10:00–17:00
Once an overgrown and derelict site, now a thriving and beautiful farm used for for education, participation and celebration - and with a feeling of wildness. Refreshments and children's activities. Further details

7. Carshalton House Landscape Garden Sun 12:00–17:00
Early 18th-century landscape of at least two phases, with a lake and garden buildings including a grotto-hermitage and a water tower containing an orangery and a plunge bath. Water tower open. Guided walks. Further details

8. Grove House Estate and Downshire House (Roehampton University) Sun 11:00–16:00
Well-maintained miniature villa landscape with a lake, sham bridge, early 1900s rockery grotto and a fine mausoleum of 1864. Information sheets. Self-guided walks. Parking. Further details

9. Linden Lodge School Sun 10:00–17:00
Sensory garden specially designed for children with a visual impairment. Features include sound stations, a bubble machine, and tactile memory posts. Experience the garden blindfolded or in a wheelchair! Refreshments, children's crafts for sale. Further details

10. Meadlands Primary School Sat 09:00–15:00, Sun 09:00–15:00
Award-winning wildlife garden of great educational value mimicking the countryside, with hedgerows and paths into woodlands. Refreshments, fresh produce. Further details

11. Roehampton Club Sun 10:00–16:00
Gardens of sporting club founded in 1901 retaining their original design. Sunken garden, ornamental pond, yew hedge walk, rockery, herbaceous walk, original tea lawn, rhododendron walk. Refreshments available. Further details

12. Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability Sun11:00–16:00
Award-winning cloister garden and several patient gardens in grounds reflecting work by Lancelot Capability Brown and Humphry Repton. Extensive views. Garden tours. Tea and cake stall. Further details

13. Sellincourt Primary School Edible Garden Sat 10:00–16:00
Edible garden set up in 2016. Pupils learn how to cultivate and harvest different produce. Raised beds with apple trees, fruits and vegetables. Sensory garden, shaded area and sculptures. Refreshments, children's activities.
Further details

14. Share Community Garden Sun 10:00–17:00
A beautiful and interesting garden set within the grounds of Springfield University Hospital in Tooting. Vegetable, herb and flowering plants for sale. Tea, coffee and cake. Cold drinks. Picnics welcome. Further details

15 Southside House Sat 14:00–17:00, Sun 14:00–17:00
Wilderness, order, woodland, secret pathways, classical follies and water - plus a huge variety of wildlife. Further details

16. Strawberry Hill House Sat 10:00–16:00, Sun 10:00–16:00
An 18th-century garden, one of the earliest in the English naturalistic style. A peaceful and colourful landscape, beautiful surroundings and an unforgettable view of this picturesque castle. Guided landscape tours and children's trail. Further details

17. Trumpeters' House Sat 14:00–17:00
Former site of the Privy Lodgings of Richmond Palace. Lawn and gardens stretching from the grand portico of the house to the river. Teas. Further details

18. Whitgift School Sun 11:00–16:00
16th-century estate with grounds designed by Humphry Repton, now featuring a series of fascinating, well-maintained gardens in a number of original styles, with exotic birds roaming freely. Further details

19. Wildcroft Manor Sat 11:00–17:00, Sun 11:00–17:00
1930s mansion block set in the grounds where an 18th-century manor house once stood. A well-stocked garden that tends towards the natural rather than the manicured, so that it is very much in context with its environment.
Further details

20. Woodville Day Centre Sat 10:00–16:00, Sun 10:00–16:00
Easy-access garden originally designed as an accessible sensory garden. Further details

South West London Map
(Event post location SW15 3TS is Wildcroft Manor - garden 19)

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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