The east side of Stacey Street, Covent Garden was bombed in the Second World War. After being used as a car park, negotiations began in 1981 to convert the land into a community garden. It is managed by residents of the surrounding flats, working as volunteers. It has survived under difficult circumstances and is a pleasure to visit. The manner of its creation has given it a fresh and light-hearted character, not at all like that of a 'typical London park'. In 1985, the gardens won a Shell Better Britain Campaign Award. The garden was officially opened in 1986 by the local MP at the time, Frank Dobson. It is interesting to remember that Covent Garden was the garden of Westminster Abbey. The garden has been planted with a focus on ecology and habitat creation and has won the Best Environmental Garden in Camden in Bloom every year since 2004.
21 Stacey Street, St. Giles, London, Greater London, England, WC2H 8DG
All year. Daily. Open dawn to dusk.
over 4 years by Anonymous 5 / 5A truly wonderful garden. Full of colour and interest. I love the ponds and the goldfish!
over 4 years by Donna Schwarz-Nielsen 5 / 5Wonderful gem.
over 4 years by Tim B 4 / 5The transformation of this garden over the last 4 or 5 years has been incredible.
over 4 years by cs 5 / 5I love this place. Love that they have community events - my favourite was easter, watching the little 'uns run around the garden finding eggs, and face painting. A tranquil space, and clearly well loved and looked after.
over 4 years by David Tse 5 / 5A small, natural sanctuary in the concrete jungle. Wonderful!
over 4 years by pablo p. 5 / 5I descovered the park two years ago and was immediately enchanted by it.
over 4 years by David 5 / 5Phoenix Garden is a real refuge in the West End. It is an amazing place given its small size and location with frogs, dragonflies, cherries and many flowers. It is a great place to relax in the afternoon and imagine you are no longer in London.
almost 5 years by Jessica Skippon 5 / 5Sixteen years on from opening, Frank Dobson is still our MP and Phoenix Garden is still a lovely refuge in the centre of chaos.
almost 5 years by Anonymous 5 / 5I love the Phoenix Garden, it's a beautiful tranquil place in the centre of town. It has breeding populations of all types of birds and lots of insects too. They had a really great event last year which was their 2nd Agricultural Show. This was great fun with bellringing, Morris Dancing, Punch & Judy, a Wl cake stall and visiting farm animals. They open and are part of Open Squares too in the summer.
almost 5 years by Anonymous 5 / 5Gorgeous and natural place to sit in the middle of the busy West End, that gives you a taste of the countryside by its range of wild plants and wildlife.
almost 5 years by Raymond Yiu 5 / 5I have been visiting the Phoenix Garden for years, and its beauty has never failed to enchant me. Situated in the middle of St. Giles, it is a beautiful and peaceful place to get away to amid the madness of Soho, Covent Garden and surrounding areas. And I love to see the frogs in the spring.
almost 5 years by Anonymous 5 / 5The Phoenix Garden is a delightful respite from Covent Garden or Soho. It has plenty of seating places, and an array of genuinely interesting plants - native and exotic. There are also two small ponds and a larger one.
over 5 years by Pete 2 / 5I'm not sure if I'm being unfair or overly generous with my rating.
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