Hortus Cemetery 7229

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

A drive leads from the main entrance of the cemetery with floral beds to the south and to the north a line of ornamental trees; south of the entrance is a rather elaborately laid out formal rose garden with a fan of beds in a semi-circle surrounded by clipped yew hedging and some ornamental conifers, overlooked by a raised paved area with a concrete planter.

History

Hortus Cemetery was established as a new burial ground for Southall in 1944.

Visitor Facilities

8am - weekdays, 9am weekends. Closing: 4.30pm Nov-Feb; 5.30pm Mar, Oct; 7pm Sep, Apr; 8pm May-Aug.

Detailed Description

Hortus Cemetery was established as a new burial ground for Southall in 1944. The rectangular site is laid out with a grid of paths. A drive leads from the main entrance with a line of ornamental trees to the north; south of the entrance is a formal rose garden. The remainder of the cemetery has little planting other than a few ornamental trees with a screen of cypress trees on three sides separating it from roads or housing. In 1986, the first Muslim burials took place here in a dedicated area.

For more information see http://www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=EAL026

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

8am - weekdays, 9am weekends. Closing: 4.30pm Nov-Feb; 5.30pm Mar, Oct; 7pm Sep, Apr; 8pm May-Aug.

Directions

Rail: Southall
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust