Minchenden Oak Garden 8828

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

A relic of the Minchenden House grounds remains in the form of the Minchenden or Chandos Oak, an ancient pollarded oak tree, reputed in the C19th to be the largest in England. The Garden was created by Southgate Borough Council as an evergreen Garden of Remembrance and opened on 12 May 1934.

History

Minchenden Oak Garden is remnant of the estate of Minchenden House, owned in the C18th by the 3rd Duke of Chandos and later the Marquis of Buckingham. By 1836 the estate was sold to the Walker family and the grounds incorporated into their Arnos Grove estate. The old mansion was demolished in 1853 although a smaller house, Minchenden Lodge, was built in the mid C19th to the north.

Visitor Facilities

The garden is open from 8am Mon-Sat / 8.30am Sundays to dusk (refer to Council website for seasonal details).
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The garden is open from 8am Mon-Sat / 8.30am Sundays to dusk (refer to Council website for seasonal details).

Directions

Tube: Southgate (Piccadilly) then bus. Bus: 121, 299, W6
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust