The Old English Garden in Battersea Park was built in the early 1900s, around 40 years after the park first opened. It is surrounded by high brick walls, and has lots of benches where you can relax and listen to the soothing sounds from the water fountain. This post contains everything you need to know about the Old English Garden in Battersea Park.
About The Old English Garden in Battersea Park
There are two entrances to the Old English Garden. One is off Carriage Drive North, close to Albert Gate, and the other is opposite the cricket pavilion. Both entrances have heavy metal gates. The northern entrance, close to Carriage Drive North is shown in the photograph below.
Once you enter the garden, the first thing you notice is the sound of the water fountain, and the scent from the herb garden. It feels like a peaceful cottage garden, with beautiful flowers and a pond covered in lily pads.
The garden is filled with pergolas, with plants and vines growing on them. This means there are several enclosed areas within the garden, including a space which is used for events.
The garden is maintained by a charity called Thrive, who run programmes for trainee gardeners with mental or physical disabilities. It is funded by the cosmetics company, Jo Malone London, who sometimes hold events in the garden, under the pergolas shown below.
The garden was designed by Sarah Price, who also designed the 2012 Gardens at London’s Olympic Park, and won gold medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The centre of the garden is a beautiful pond filled with lily pads, and a fountain.
The garden is small, but because there are so many trees and pergolas, it’s still possible to find a quiet, and private space to relax. There are lots of benches around the garden, where people can sit.
There is a sundial, close to the entrance, and a variety of different plants, flowers and herbs.
Rules in the Old English Garden
Dogs are not allowed into the Old English Garden, and people are asked not to feed the birds.
Below are some of the photographs I took when I was exploring the garden.
Other Places to Visit in Battersea Park
If you are visiting Battersea Park, you may want to visit some of the places listed below.
- Battersea Park Children’s Zoo
- The Boating Lake
- The Pump House Gallery
- The London Peace Pagoda
- Battersea Park Fountain
- Battersea Park Bike Hire
This post was about the Old English Garden in Battersea Park
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Wandsworth Council oversees the management, and maintenance, Battersea Park, ensuring that it remains a well-kept and enjoyable public space for residents and visitors. The park is a popular destination in London, offering various amenities, green spaces, and recreational facilities for the community to enjoy.