The Garden Landscape Guide

Visitor's Guide to Landscape Architecture in London

See also: London Landscape Guide Homepage - Comment on landscape planning for London - Directory of London Landscape Architects -Suggestions for walks, tours and special interest visits for landscape architects - UK Landscape Institute -


(The 1984 London Landscape Guide was edited by Tom Turner and Simon Rendel. This edition, edited by Tom Turner and Robert Holden, was first published ion the web i 2006. Suggestions for inclusion are welcome, please contact us. We also publish a guide to London Parks in 1907)


Animals in War Memorial - fitting Park Lane memorial to animals killed in war
Avery Hill Park - public park in Greenwich, with a great conservatory


Bankside - riverside promenade
The Barbican - arts centre and housing project in the City
Battersea Park - classic public park landscape
Bedford Square - traffic calming for London's best preserved eithteenth century square
Belgrave Square one of the grandest squares, awaiting traffic calming
Berkeley Square - London square
Bishop's Square Spitalfields - office campus with glazed and open public spaces
British Library Piazza - courtyard for readers and visitors
Broadgate - 1980s square in office complex
Buckingham Palace & Victoria Memorial - pedestrianisation in front of Buckingham Palace
Bunhill Fields - a burial ground made into a park
Burgess Park - major post-1947 public park, with problems
Bushey Park - royal hunting park near Hampton Court

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Calthorpe Project - community garden, south of King's Cross
Camley Street Nature Reserve - community-run wildlife garden, north of King's Cross
Canal Way Parks - greenway project initiated by GLC
Canary Wharf - new squares in 1990s office complex
Canary Wharf Site DS3 - a temporary landscape
Cannizaro Park - a nineteenth century garden, now a park and hotel
Cardinal Place - roof garden in Westminster shopping complex
Cavendish Square - with an underground car park and garden by Michael Brown
Central Park - a year 2000 park on the Greenwich Peninsula
Chelsea Bridge Wharf Housing - early 21st century riverside housing with communal garden
Chiswick House Gardens - famous eighteenth century park in West London
Claremont Landscape Garden - famous landscape park south-west of London
Cotton Gardens - 1960s tower block housing estate
Coutts Bank - 1970s atrium by Frederick Gibbherd
Covent Garden, WC2 - pedestrianisation of market square by GLC
Crystal Palace, SE19 - famous park by Joseph Paxton, awaiting restoration
Cutler Street Offices - office garden by Russell Page
Cycling in London - comment on network landscape architecture and planning

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Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain - water feature in Hyde Park
Diana Memorial Playground - children's play in Kensington Gardens
Downings Road Moorings and Floating Gardens - house boats near Tower Bridge
Dunbar Wharf - a serpentine bridge, near Canary Whart
Dundee Wharf - a balcony over the Thames, near Canary Wharf, and steps to the beach

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Emslie Horniman's Pleasance - public garden by Madeline Agar, restored
Euston Square, NW1 - public space outside station, by Michael Brown
Exchange Square - office square near Broadgate and Liverpool Street Station

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Finsbury Park - a North London park restored with HLF funding
Fitzroy Square - London square
Fulham Palace Garden - bishop's garden, awaiting restoration

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Gabo Fountain at St Thomas's Hospital - constructivist fountain, on roof-garden by Westminster bridge
Garden History Museum Garden - knot garden, by Lambeth Palace and Bridge
Gordon Square - London Square
Green Chain - a long distance walk through South London suburbia
Green park, SW1 - Royal Park for St James's Palace
Greenways in London - comment on the landscape architecture of greenway development in London
Greenwich Millennium Village - an unustainable project for the Greenwich Peninsula
Greenwich Park and Blackheath, SE10 - Royal Park for former Greenwich Palace
Greenwich Peninsula - Central Park or Central Greenway?
Greenwich Peninsula Ecology - habitat creation projects
Guinness Hills - earthworks by Geoffrey Jellicoe

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Ham House - restored renaissance garden in West London
Hamstead Garden Suburb pioneer of garden city housing
Hampton Court - baroque palace garden in West London
Harlow - new town north of London, planned by Frederick Gibberd
Harrow Reservoir concealed reservoir, planned by Frederick Gibberd
Hays Galleria - glazed arcade opening onto Thames near London Bridge
Hemel Hempsted - a new town north of London planned by Geoffrey Jellicoe
Hempel Square Garden - hotel garden square near Hyde Park
Hermitage Basin to Shadwell Dock Greenway - greenway near Tower Bridge
Hermitage Riverside Memorial Garden - riverside park near Tower Bridge
Highgate Cemetery - Victorian cemetery, with Karl Marx' grave
The Hill, Hampstead - early 20th century Arts and Crafts garden, now a public park
Holland Park - garden of a famous mansion, now a public park
Horse Guards Parade - military parade ground, restored and still in use
Hounslow Civic Centre - 1970s design by Ben Jacobsen, awaiting restoration
Housing landscape architecture - comment and examples
Hungerford Footbridges - public walkways and river crossing
Hyde Park - central London royal park

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Isle of Dogs - major urban regeneration project
Inns of Court - garden squares in London's legal quarter

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Jewel Tower Garden - fragment of Westminster Palace Garden, awaiting restoration
Johnsons Draw Dock - restored launching dock in Isle of Dogs
Jubilee Park - public garden at Canary Wharf

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Kensal Green Cemetery - old cemetery with Victorian mausoleums
Kensington Gardens - baroque royal park with many features
Kenwood - house by Robert Adam, with landscape park, in north London
Kew Gardens - world-famous botanical garden

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Lee Valley Regional Park - regional park, planned as a green wedge from the River Thames to the green belt
Leicester Square Garden - public garden in West End theatre quarter
Lillington Gardens Housing - 1970s high-density low-rising housing
Lincoln's Inn - garden square in London's legal quarter
Little Venice - former canal basin now a fashionable housing area
London Bridge City - 1980s Thames riverside walk
London Cycle Network LCN- comment on the landscape architecture of cycle planning
London's Riverside - comment on the landscape planning and landscape design
London Squares - comment on the landscape architecture of London's squares
London Walkways - a network of long-distance walks

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The Mall - baroque park walk, now a ceremonial avenue
Manchester Square - the mansion survives and has a glazed courtyard garden
Merchant Marine and Navy Memorial Garden - seamen's memorial by Edwin Lutyens
Marquess Estate - 1970s housing landscape architecture
Marsham Street - office landscape for the Home Office
Meanwhile Gardens - community garden by the Grand Union Canal in West london
Middle Temple Gardens - garden squares in London's legal quarter
Mile End Park - a major post-1947 Abercrombie park project
Millbank Riverside Walk - a sitting area and walk near Tate Britain
More London - office landscape, with water features, near Tower Bridge
Mount Street Gardens - a public garden with a good microclimate

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Nash Urban Landscape Design - urban design project based on the landscape style of estate layout
National Gallery Sainsbury Wing - an example of context-sensitive design
Natural History Museum - a wildlife garden
New Providence Wharf - early 21st century garden for luxury riverside appartments on Isle of Dogs
New River Walk - 17th century water supply canal, converted to greenway use
Newcastle Drawdock - slipway on Isle of Dogs, restored as small park with installation art
Newham Greenway - greenway project above a sewer in East london
Norfolk Square Gardens - garden square with well-maintained floral bedding

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Osterley Park - house by Robert Adam, in landscape park (West London)
Olympic 2012 Park - comment on the landscape architecture of the 2012 London Olympic Games
Oxford Street - comment on the landscape architecture of a shopping street

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Paddington Basin - canal basin restored for office use
Painshill Landscape Garden - restoration of famous eighteenth century landscape, south of London
Park Lane, W1 - Geoffrey Jellicoe's proposal for a serpentine earthwork to limit traffic noise
Parkland Walk - a greenway project in North London
Parliament Square Garden - Charles Barry's design for what is now a traffic island
Paternoster Square - a 1990s pedestrian square near St Paul's Cathedral
Peckham Square and Library - a civic square in Southwark
Polygon Road Playground
Princess Diana Memorial Playground - romantic children's playground in Kensington Gardens
Public parks in London - comment on their landscape architecture, planning and design, and comment on Heritage Lottery funding

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Queens Walk, Westminster - a riverside greenway on the South Bank

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Red House - Arts and Crafts garden made by William Morris
Regent's Park - picturesque Royal Park designed by John Nash & John Adey Repton
Richmond Park - England's best surviving example of a royal hunting park
River St Mary's - pioneering river reclamation project in south-east London
Royal Docks - urban regeneration project in East London
Russia Dock Woodland - a greenway project in the former Surrey Docks (in South London)

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Serpentine Gallery Garden - small garden by Ian Hamilton Finlay
The South Bank SE1 - riverside greenway from Lambeth Bridge to Tower Bridge, on the south bank fo the Thames
Sloane Square - small public garden
Soho Square - an early residential square
Somerset House Courtyard - courtyard fountains in a grand office development by Sir William Chambers
South London Green Chain - a greenway project in south east london
Southwark Park - a South London park restored with HLF funding
Span Estates, Blackheath - a 1960s housing project
St. Dunstan's in the East and Wren Tower - bombed church restored as a romantic public garden
St. James's Park - Central London's best royal park
St James's Square - a grand square, awaiting traffic calming
St Paul's Green - a 1990s public park in Hammersmith
Surrey Canal Walk - a greenway project in South London
Surrey Docks - dock reclamation project in South London
Surrey Quays - canal and walkway
Sutcliffe Park, Greenwich - public park developed for sustainable urban drainage (SUDS)
Swiss Re Plaza - office plaza below an early 21st century London landmark
Syon Park - garden and Adam house with park by Lancelot Capability Brown

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Tate Modern Waterfront - public garden in front of the modern art gallery
Tavistock Square Garden - London square with memorials to the peace movement
Thames Barrier Park (north bank) - postmodern park design in Royal Docks area
Thames Barrier Vistor Centre (south bank) - 1970s public park
Thamesmead - a new town project within London
Tower Hill Plaza - viewing area for the Tower of London
Tower Place - glazed public open space near the Tower of London
Trent Park - country park in North London
Trafalgar Square - West End square by Sir Charles Barry
Triton Square - office garden on the Euston Road
Twinkle Park - wildlife and school garden in Deptford

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Victoria and Albert Museum Garden - courtyard garden and pond
Victoria Embankment Gardens - classic nineteenth century public garden
Victoria Gardens - nineteenth century public park
Victoria Park E3 - the oldest London park to be financed from the public purse for public use

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The Water Gardens - 1960s water feature in Paddington
Well Hall Plesaunce - a public garden in Eltham restored with HLF funding
Westminster Cathedral - urban square in front of the Roman Catholic cathedral
Westminster Cloister Garden - medieval cloister
Westminster College Garden - monastery garden
Wetland Centre - former waterworks, made into a specialist bird watcher's park
Wimbledon Common - London's best example of common land maintained as heathland
Winstanley Road - 1970s example of high-density low-rise housing
Wisley RHS Garden - large horticultural garden owned by the RHS, near Guildford
Woolwich Park - 1990s riverside park in East London

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York House Gardens - garden of 19th century Indian industrialist, with exotic Italian sculpture

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The Zoological gardens - zoo gardens in Regent's park.

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