Spring season brings lighter evenings, nature starts to transform with blossoming trees, greener grass and leaves, and vibrant colourful flowers start to make an appearance. While the weather may still be moderate and unpredictable, it’s still a lovely time to venture outdoors, exploring emerging wildlife and seeing nature evolve around us…it’s uplifting and a great mood booster.
On Saturday 17th April from 11am –4pm, escape the confines of your four walls for a day of fresh air and tranquility exploring some of London’s hidden outdoor gems. Juxtapose amidst the busy concrete landscape of mid-century architecture and nestled adjacent to rows of Georgian streets, the Hyde Park Estates allows the general public to peak over the garden fence into four of London’s most exclusive inner city gardens. Each with it’s own unique character; the gardens play an important part in the environmental and ecological system of the city.
The Water Gardens – suspended over a podium deck features a 1500sqm shallow pond containing freshwater fish and aquatic vegetation, among mature trees and beautiful dense vegetation. Walk the pathway of Coniston Court taking in the visual architectural delights of 135 different species of plants including cacti and succulents encased in a unique polygonal glass solar dome. Devonport oozes charm with it’s raised woodland garden bed and its Victorian style greenhouse containing a variety of tropical plants. Whilst The Quandrangle is a leafy treasure of subdivided planting zones of herbaceous and thematic borders and wild flower beds.
Most of the gardens are wheelchair accessible (The Water Gardens has some steps to the upper levels). The gardens are also dog friendly.
Tickets for the event will cost £5 (free for children) and must be purchased in advance.
Book online here: https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/36045
When: Saturday 17th April 11am – 4pm
Written by: Eboni Addoh