The National Garden Scheme, Open Garden, will return to the UK on Saturday 11 June 2022 and five completely unseen and untouched gardens in Connaught Village will be opened to the public from 10.30am – 4pm. To coincide with Open Garden, Connaught Village will be hosting their first ever Garden Festival from 10.30am – 6pm. For one day only, the Hyde Park Estate will be revealing some of its secret residential gardens that would usually be closed to the public.
Follow the Connaught Village dog-friendly walking tour and visit the Hyde Park Estate’s five secret residential gardens for a small donation of £6 to the National Garden Scheme charity. The Gardens include Coniston, Devonport, Quadrangle, Reflection 2020, and the award-winning modernist garden, The Water Gardens. Each garden has information on the flowers, and the natural wildlife found living in the middle of the West End.
The Garden Festival will also feature a sculptural garden talk by artists Heywood and Condie, a historical walking tour with author and award-winning Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky, and free craft workshops and botanical themed events, including terracotta pot painting, macrame weaving, botanical life drawing and much more.
Last but not least, you will also get the chance to discover Hyde Park stables, tucked away in the corner of Bathurst Mews, and meet the horses that reside there or arrange to go horse riding in Hyde Park.
The full schedule of events and activities will be announced soon. Register your interest here. In the meantime, you can book your tickets for Open Garden here.
Find out more about The Hyde Park Estate Gardens on our Culture Blog.