Bonnington Square Gardens Open Squares Weekend 9-10 June 2012

(Photo: Gavin Gardiner)
(Photo: Gavin Gardiner)

Open: Saturday 10:00–17:00 + Sunday 10:00–17:00


The pleasure garden here was once a bombsite, then a derelict playground, before it was imaginatively re-designed by the Bonnington Square Garden Association, a group of local residents with backgrounds in film, art, design and horticulture.

Funded by grants and local sponsorship, the garden includes a 9-metre Industrial Revolution iron waterwheel, a huge Helping Hand sculpture and evocative, lush sub-tropical planting.

Further planting under the umbrella of the Paradise Project includes trees, groundcover planting, vines and endless street gardens. The pleasure garden is today regarded as one of the finest community gardens in London.

Activities: Refreshments, activities.

Entrance: On north side

Nearest postcode: SW8 1GA

Buses: 2, 36, 88, 185, 436 + 44, 77, 87, 156, 196, 322, 344

Station: Vauxhall

Cycle hire station: Kennington Lane Rail Bridge (Map)

Public toilets: Vauxhall Bus Station: Saturday 06:30-20:00 + Sunday 10:00-17:30

Dogs: Working assistance dogs only