I particularly enjoy Garden Tours and have the Royal Horticultural Society General Certificate in Horticulture and London University’s Diploma in Garden History.
London Parks, Gardens and Open Spaces
Sixty percent of London is either green or blue space — parks, gardens, commons, heathland, lakes, docks, rivers and canals.
In central London are five extensive Royal Parks and many secluded gardens and squares — some are centuries old and some newly-created.
Discover them on a guided walk through London’s quiet back streets.
Take in the Chelsea Flower Show during your stay.
Venture further east. Even twenty-first century Docklands, with its vast stretches of water, has some stunning new green spaces, with fountains, contemporary sculpture, formal gardens, ecology parks and wildflower meadow.
Renowned English gardens just a day’s coach excursion from London include:
- Hidcote and Kiftsgate in the Cotswolds
- Stourhead and Iford Manor in Wiltshire
- Sissinghurst and Great Dixter in Kent
- Audley End and Beth Chatto in Essex
- The Lost Gardens of Heligan
- Trebah Gardens