By 1996 the park was rundown, and funds from various sources were raised to restore the Voysey garden, provide new sports facilities and children's playground, gates, signage and fencing; the remainder was substantially redesigned with involvement from a number of artists.
Emslie Horniman Pleasance Gardens opened as a public park in 1914, designed by Charles Voysey and Madeline Agar, with a formal Spanish-style walled garden and an area of grass, trees and shrubs. The land was presented by Emslie John Horniman, Chelsea representative on the LCC and MP for Chelsea.
Visitor FacilitiesThe park is open from 7.30am - dusk (children's under-8s playground Tue-Fri 3-7pm; Sat 11am-5pm.
- Access & Directions
Access Contact DetailsThe park is open from 7.30am - dusk (children's under-8s playground Tue-Fri 3-7pm; Sat 11am-5pm.
DirectionsTube: Ladbroke Grove (Hammersmith & City) then bus. London Overground/Tube (Bakerloo): Kensal Green.
- Early 20th Century (1901-1932)
- Associated People
RB Kensington & Chelsea