Roper's Gardens (also known as Roper's Orchard)8988

Greater London, Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England

Brief Description

The gardens were laid out in 1964 with a long raised terrace of sheltered seating overlooking areas of lawn, with shrubbery, flower beds and trees. Among the sculptural works is an unfinished relief by Jacob Epstein, who had a studio near here from 1909-14.

History

Roper's Gardens were created as a public amenity on a bomb site following destruction of the buildings in 1941. The name recalls the fact that the land was part of the gift of Sir Thomas More to his daughter Margaret on her marriage to William Roper.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Tube: Sloane Square (District, Circle) then bus.
Associated People

Just one person associated to Roper's Gardens

References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust