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Notting Hill & North Kensington Open Gardens

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

Event location: W11 3LN

15 Open gardens
Admission: £13 in advance/£15 on day
  • Notting Hill & North Kensington Open Gardens
  • Notting Hill & North Kensington Open Gardens
  • Notting Hill & North Kensington Open Gardens
  • Notting Hill & North Kensington Open Gardens
  • Notting Hill & North Kensington Open Gardens
  • Notting Hill & North Kensington Open Gardens
  • Notting Hill & North Kensington Open Gardens

Unlock the secrets of private garden squares surrounded by white stucco fronted houses; and delve into unusual gardens in a hospital, on a disused tennis court, at a museum, by a bowling green ... 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. Buy tickets

Below are just those in the Notting Hill & North Kensington area:

1. Hanover Gardens Sun 14:00–17:00
A peaceful woodland garden in the heart of the historic Ladbroke Estate, the quiet disturbed only by birdsong and the bells of St John's, Notting Hill. Further details

2. Ladbroke Square Garden Sun 14:00–18:00
One of the largest private garden squares in London, laid out in 1849 and listed grade II. Refreshments.
Further details

3. Leinster Square Gardens Sun 14:00–17:00
Recently restored garden surrounded by imposing 19th-century white stucco houses, with three original plane trees. Further details

4. Museum of Brands Sun 11:00–17:00
South-facing courtyard, enclosed by walls on three sides. Planting includes herbaceous perennials, climbers and tender sub-tropical plants which flourish in a microclimate. Further details

5. Norland Square Sun 10:00–17:00
Originally part of the Norland Estate, the square and beautiful surrounding stucco-fronted houses were built by a property developer in the early 1840s. Recently restored railings. Hot and cold drinks and a selection of cakes and biscuits. Further details

6. Pembridge Square Sun 11:00–17:00
Award-winning long, rectangular garden with a beautiful woodland area, wildflowers at the east end, a rose garden at the west end and a long herbaceous border. Children's play area and maze. Further details

7. Phoenix Farm and Learning Zone Sat 10:00–16:00
Award-winning one-acre site growing a wide variety of produce with the involvement of the adjacent school and local residents. Home-grown refreshments and plants for sale. Further details

8. Rosmead Garden Sun 12:00–17:00
Part of the Ladbroke Estate. Thomas Allom's plan of 1823 allowed for generous communal gardens, organised in a concentric layout of crescents. Further details

9. Royal Crescent Gardens Sat 09:30–17:00, Sun 10:00–17:00
Part of the Norland Estate, laid out by Robert Cantwell in 1846. Award-winning garden restoration and design with enhanced planting. Roses, lavender and a variety of trees and shrubs. Further details

10. St Charles' Community Garden Sun 10:30–16:30
A garden in the middle of an old Victorian hospital where community groups grow fruit, vegetables and a range of medicinal and other herbs. Health and well-being workshops, artistic activities. Further details

11. St James's Gardens Sun 10:00–17:00
Gardens centred on the church of St James. The tower provides a focus for the vista along Addison Avenue. Further details

12. St Quintin's Community Kitchen Garden Sat 10:00–17:00, Sun 10:00–17:00
Award-winning community kitchen garden transformed from a disused tennis court in 2009. Forty-eight plots used by over 100 people. Further details

13. Stanley Crescent Garden Sun 14:00–18:00
Largely designed and built in 1852-3 by Thomas Allom. One of the least altered communal gardens in the area, it includes many old, rare and protected trees. Further details

14. Wesley Square Sun 10:00–17:00
Prize-winning secret garden at the heart of a private modern square designed by Sir Terry Farrell. Further details

15. West London Bowling Club Sun 10:00–17:00
The only lawn bowling green in Kensington and Chelsea, founded in 1903. Set in formerly award-winning gardens once patronised by royalty, now being restored by volunteers after long neglect. Tea, coffee, homemade cakes and plants for sale. Further details

Notting Hill & North Kensington Map
(Location of post, W11 3LN, is nearest post code to Hanover Gardens - the first Open Garden)

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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