Lower Grosvenor Garden (also known as The Marshal Foch Memorial Garden)8808

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Lower and Upper Grosvenor Gardens are two small triangular gardens laid out to complement Thomas Cundy's French Renaissance style houses.The Lower Garden has an elaborate fleur-de-lys format of paths, and flowerbeds with bedding displays, the central bed in the form of a fleur-de-lys, topiary and a tiered device for the display of ivies. Two shell and pebbledash lodges studded with molluscs, with pediments on all sides, were brought over especially from France, and between them there was once a parterre. An equestrian statue of Marshall Foch of c.1930 stands at the entrance.

History

In the Lower Garden little remains of the elaborate railings of the 1864 layout and it was remodelled in 1952 as a memorial to Anglo-French understanding and a tribute to the Free French.

Visitor Facilities

The garden is open from 10am - dusk.
Features
  • Statue
  • Description: General Foch statue
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The garden is open from 10am - dusk.

Directions

Rail: Victoria. Tube: Victoria (District, Circle, Victoria)
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust