Holland Garden 8767

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The garden is on a sloping site with an entrance at the top through an iron gateway with a plaque relating to the donation of the land. From here a path leads down to an area of formal gardens with a mature oak in the centre and shaped beds set into lawn. Tennis courts are surrounded by roses and at the lowest point is a hedged playing field, adjacent to which is a small pavilion.

History

Holland Garden was created as a public garden in 1929 after Lady Holland donated the site to Wimbledon Council in 1928 as a memorial to her late husband. The small garden was provided with hard tennis courts and a thatched summer house, which caught fire in the 1950s.

Visitor Facilities

The gardens are open from 8am (weekdays)/9am (weekends/Bank Hols) - dusk.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The gardens are open from 8am (weekdays)/9am (weekends/Bank Hols) - dusk.

Directions

Rail: Raynes Park then bus. Bus: 57, 131, 200
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)