The Garden Guide

Holland Park

The formal gardens and a large area of woodland came into public ownership after Holland House was bombed during the Second World War. The park is now open to the public. Its spatial qualities were analysed by Dame Sylvia Crowe in her book Garden Design. (she lived nearby). A Japanese 'Kyoto' Garden was opened in 1991. Nearby was the former Commonwealth Institute with its grounds designed by Dame Sylvia. It is now the Design Museum and the grounds have been re-designed. The eighteenth century planting by Charles Hamilton has also gone.

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37 Pembroke Road, Kensington, London, Greater London, England, W8 6PW

Free. All year. Daily. Open dawn to dusk.

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