The Garden Guide

Charlton House

The most famous gardening author of his age, J C Loudon, gave the following comment on Charlton Park in 1840: 'A noble mansion in the Elizabethan style, or rather perhaps in that of James I. . . We have seldom seen a place with the grounds in a worse state from neglect, but they contain at the sime time elements of every thing desirable for such a situation. Would that we had the re-arrangement of them'. Today, the house is still fine. There is some good planting near the house but the old deer park is dreary and the planting in front of the house is lamentable. Charlton House and gardens are managed by Greenwich Council. One day, perhaps, Loudon's wish will be fulfilled, as it has been at Kinross House.

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Charlton Road, Greenwich, London, Greater London, England, SE7

All year, Daily, Open dawn to dusk

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