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Exploring Garden Squares in Prime Central London

In the city that never sleeps, taking some time to enjoy a bit of much-needed peace and quiet can be hard. With spring around the corner, the warmer weather makes it more tempting to up and leave the city in search of greener pastures. These pastures, however, could lie a lot closer than you think.

In the city that never sleeps, taking some time to enjoy a bit of much-needed peace and quiet can be hard. With spring around the corner, the warmer weather makes it more tempting to up and leave the city in search of greener pastures. These pastures, however, could lie a lot closer than you think. Why not reap the benefits of both worlds by relaxing in one of London's most beautiful garden squares? Here's a list of our favourite garden squares to suit any London city-dweller:

Phoenix Garden

Winkworth Blog - Exploring garden squares in Prime Central London, Phoenix Garden
Winkworth Blog - Exploring garden squares in Prime Central London, Royal Crescent Gardens

Hodgson Burnett's Secret Garden isn't a patch on Phoenix Garden. Providing a more rustic countryside idyll, it's the perfect place to close your eyes and listen to the hum of the bumblebees as they land on the astonishing array of wildflowers. Locally created by volunteers in 1984 and maintained and funded by donations, this West-End gem is created with longevity in mind. The flowers are chosen to withstand adverse conditions, meaning you can expect picturesque views all year round: and possibly a frog sighting once in a while.

To view properties in the area, visit Winkworth West End

Belgrave Square

Winkworth Blog - Exploring garden squares in Prime Central London, Belgrave Square
Winkworth Blog - Exploring garden squares in Prime Central London, Royal Crescent Gardens

For the art critics and appreciators out there, Belgrave Square plays host to temporary art installations and other public art displays. Right in the heart of Belgravia, this 4.5-acre space is comparable to roaming around one of London's famous museums - with the added bonus of a vivid green setting. Boasting a tennis court, outdoor gym and playground, it's the perfect environment for the wide variety of events and activities that take place - with food and drink stalls often popping up to fuel these occasions. On quieter days, stroll down the main path overhung with wisteria and roses; almost enough to make you forget the surrounding mansions.

To view properties in the area, visit Winkworth Knightsbridge

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Eccleston Square

Winkworth Blog - Exploring garden squares in Prime Central London, Eccleston Square

If flowers are your forte, anyone with green fingers will love Ecclestone Square in Pimlico, which is home to a specialist plant collection. Mexican Dahlia, White Sunflower Tree and Wollemi Pine are just some of what you can expect to find in this horticultural heaven. Once a swamp, Thomas Cubitt took matters into his own hands in 1828 by reimagining it as a garden - and it's only grown in beauty and reputation since. Dogs on leads are welcome.

To view properties in the area, visit Winkworth Pimlico & Westminster

Royal Crescent Gardens

Winkworth Blog - Exploring garden squares in Prime Central London, Royal Crescent Gardens
Winkworth Blog - Exploring garden squares in Prime Central London, Royal Crescent Gardens

This award-winning Kensington garden has a past that serves as a reminder for the resilience of nature. Destroyed during World War Two, only a few trees survived the onslaught, and they're still visible today - their years of history merging with the younger Red Oaks and Snakebark Maples. As the garden and its railings were restored following the war, it has once again blossomed into a perfect place to read a book in the iconic Oak Gazebo - it's beauty recognised when it won the award for London's best communal garden.

To view properties in the area, visit Winkworth Kensington

Ladbroke Square Garden

Winkworth Blog - Exploring garden squares in Prime Central London, Ladbroke Square Garden
Winkworth Blog - Exploring garden squares in Prime Central London, Ladbroke Square Garden

The beautiful communal gardens in Notting Hill have been famous since the iconic film of the same name brought them to all Londoner's attention. Ladbroke Square Garden lives up to this reputation. Originally the site of a racecourse, the garden flourished where the racecourse did not, and it is now the largest of the 16 gardens on the Ladbroke Estate. Great for children and adults alike, it boasts two playgrounds and long winding paths to get lost amongst the shrubs for long, lazy summer days.

To view properties in the area, visit Winkworth Notting Hill

 

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