London is one of those cities in the world where you will find a lot of public parks and gardens. If you are living in London, then you will definitely get to see a lot of London gardens too. Most of the people who come to visit London for the first time, want to visit all the London gardens. It may not be possible for you to visit all the gardens that are located in London but it doesn’t mean that you cannot try. All you have to do is to make a list of gardens that are located in London, shortlist the best gardens and visit them whenever you get some free time.
In this post, we have divided London gardens into two categories. The first category contains those London gardens that are large in area and the other category contains those gardens that are small in area.
Large London Gardens
Most of the famous gardens that are located in London are on a large scale. These gardens have been here since a long period of time and they are spread over a large area. You will have to take an entire day out from to properly visit a garden in London.
Some of the large gardens are described below.
#1 : Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew
This garden is spread over 121 hectares i.e. 300 acres and there are more than 30,000 different types of plants in this garden. If you are thinking that this garden was designed and established just recently then you are wrong because this garden has been here since last 250 years. It is also considered as a World Heritage.
Royal Botanical Gardens Photo
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Royal Botanical Gardens Timings
Monday 9:30 am – 4:15 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am – 4:15 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am – 4:15 pm
Thursday 9:30 am – 4:15 pm
Friday 9:30 am – 4:15 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 4:15 pm
Sunday 9:30 am – 4:15 pm
Phone: 020 8332 5655
Royal Botanical Gardens Address
Brentford Gate, Kew, Richmond, London, Surrey TW9 3AB
#2 : Kensington Palace Gardens
If you are looking for a garden that gives out a vintage look then you should visit Kensington Palace Gardens. This garden has been here since a long period of time and it shows all the classic Italian gardening beauty back from 19th century.
Kensington Palace Gardens Photo
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#3 : Hampton Court Palace Gardens
This garden is spread over 60 acres and it consists of different beautiful small gardens. The same garden was termed as magnificent display of opulence by henry VIII. If you haven’t visited this garden yet, you must visit it in coming week.
Hampton Court Palace Gardens Photo
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Hampton Court Palace Gardens Address
East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU
Phone:0844 482 7777
#4 : Syon House and Gardens
You might have seen many beautiful London gardens but I can bet that you have never seen something like Syon House and Gardens. This garden is spread over 40 acres of land and it is home to so many different types of plants and flowers.
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Syon House and Gardens Address
Syon Park, London Rd, Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex TW8 8JF
Phone:020 8758 1888
Smaller London Gardens
If you don’t have the entire day to visit London gardens then don’t worry at all because there are certain gardens that are small enough to help you in strolling.
London Garden #1 : Chelsea Physic Garden
This garden was founded in 1673 and the main reason behind its establishment was cultivation of medicinal plants. There is a garden of World Medicine and a Pharmaceutical Garden in it.
Chelsea Physic Garden Photo
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Chelsea Physic Garden Timing
Tuesday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Chelsea Physic Garden Address
66 Royal Hospital Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4HS
Phone: 020 7352 5646
London Garden #2 : Kyoto Garden in Holland Park
This garden was created as a strolling garden in 1991. You can see that easily once you will visit the garden and see the placement of different plants and flowers.
Kyoto Garden in Holland Park Photo
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Kyoto Garden in Holland Park Address
100 Holland Park Avenue – Holland Park – London W11 4UA
Phone:020 7361 3003
London Garden #3 : Charlton House Community Centre
Charlton House is one of the richest houses in Britain and they have so many gardens as well. However, one of the gardens was opened to public in 2006 and it is called Charlton House Peace Garden.
Charlton House Community Centre Photo
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Charlton House Community Centre Timing
Monday 2:00–7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, 1:30–5:30 pm
Thursday 2:00–7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, 1:30–5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, 1:30–5:00 pm
Charlton House Community Centre Address
Charlton Rd, London SE7 8RE
Phone : 020 8856 3951