Radnor Gardens (also known as Radnor House)8978

Greater London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

Radnor Gardens is a remnant of one of the many substantial C18th properties that lined the riverside. In the gardens is a rare Northern Catalpa and a weeping willow believed to be the first planted. A war memorial with bronze statue of a soldier is in the south of the park near the river.

History

Radnor House was the home of the 4th Earl of Radnor whose neighbours included Horace Walpole and Alexander Pope. The house was destroyed in WWII and its gardens became a riverside public park. A rococo seat/shelter and a small summerhouse possibly inspired by Walpole's Strawberry Hill were both restored with support from the MPGA and others.

Visitor Facilities

The gardens are open Mon - Sat: 7.30am - dusk/Sun & Bank Hols: 9am - dusk.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The gardens are open Mon - Sat: 7.30am - dusk/Sun & Bank Hols: 9am - dusk.
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust