Like other urban cemeteries the former burial ground was later converted into a public garden. It was laid out in 1889 with plants, paths and a small fountain designed by Ernest George and Harold Peto. Its name changed to Mount Street Gardens from Mount Field, called after English Civil War fortifications here known as Oliver's Mount. The layout has little changed since 1889, retaining its late C19th gate piers at one entrance. Around 90 sponsored benches line the paths, almost all of which were donated by Americans due to the proximity of the US Embassy.
- Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts
Telephone020 7641 2390
Access contact details
The gardens are open from 8am - dusk.
Tube: Green Park (Victoria, Piccadilly, Jubilee); Marble Arch (Central). Bus: 2, 10, 16, 36, 73, 74, 82, 137, 148, 414, 436
- Features & Designations
- Reference: Mayfair
Site of Local Importance for Nature Conservation
- Key Information
Parks, Gardens And Urban Spaces
Open to the public
London Parks and Gardens Trust