Open Gardens in Forest Hill


19 May 2019
Combined Entrance to all gardens £8.00 (the central paypoint is at 28 Horniman Drive).
Train: Forest Hill
Buses: 176, 185, 197, 356, P4.

Six very different gardens on the highest hill in SE London with spectacular views over London and the South Downs. The gardens are within a short walk of each other; help available (for a small donation) for those with mobility problems. See an evolving plantswoman’s garden, with prairie planting in the sunny dry garden contrasting with a watery fern garden. Wander in an eclectic country style garden with a small meadow, an ever changing story trail for children, and new chicken breeds. Delight in an artist’s studio in an 18th century courtyard filled with sculptures and plants and feed the resident robins! Enjoy an embroidery of a garden with vibrant colours and breathtaking views. Admire the new white border in a tiered, organic, bee enticing garden. Unwind with delicious cakes and listen to music amid the drifting pastel hues of the tea lady’s garden inspired by Beth Chatto – and Mary Berry! These gardens are opening for the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) with a share to St Christopher’s.

Locations: 28 Horniman Drive,
27 Horniman Drive, 25 Westwood Park,
53 Ringmore Rise, 7 Canonbie Road, and
The Coach House 3 The Hermitage.

  • Parking in surrounding roads
  • Refreshments
  • Supervised children free
  • No dogs (except guide dogs)

More information

Tracy Blackmore Relationship Development Manager, Fundraising

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