Edwardes Square is a late Georgian Square, which was built just over 200 years ago. At its heart is the most magical garden, registered by Historic England as Grade II*. This quiet oasis is a wonderful mixture of rolling lawns, mature trees, serpentine paths and imaginative planting. There are mature flower beds, wooded glades and a beautiful wrought iron rose arbour.
At the time it was laid out – c. 1818/1819 it was considered unusual for its time, when most gardens were very formal. The “Father of English Gardening”, JC Loudon, wrote in 1822: “Edwardes Square gardens were laid out in a manner different from most other Squares …..in groups and winding walks.”
These informal paths survive to this day. There is an outer perimeter in the style of a woodland walk and wide paths meander through the centre.
The original design for the Square included a Garden Lodge, built in the style of a Greek Temple, which has always housed the gardener. This wonderful folly is still here and today it is the home of the resident gardener, David Magson.
Edwardes Square Garden is a private garden and therefore is not open to the general public.
Although we do partake in the National Gardens Scheme and Open Garden Squares Weekend
which allows public access two days per year.
Edwardes Squrare Garden, Kensington, London W8 6HE