Thursday, 16 July 2015

Holland Park, London

On a recent trip to London to visit my daughter, we decided to meet in Holland Park.  Divided into several areas including woodland and sports pitches, the remains of the old Holland House provide the backdrop for various different gardens and spaces that feel a world away from the busy high streets nearby.


At the centre is the Kyoto Garden, with it's pond full of koi carp. Donated by the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce it's a peaceful place with some beautiful, restrained planting, and peacocks wandering around.





The Dutch Garden is very different but very pretty. Formal beds filled with seasonal planting, I loved the mix of bright annuals and cabbages, chard and lettuces going to seed. 



Under a covered walkway are 11 murals depicting a garden party in the grounds in the 1870s. Painted by Mao Wenbiao in 1995, with many of the faces being real people who commissioned the murals. What a lovely idea.


One of the loveliest parks in London. Worth a visit if you're in the area.

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful, I really love the Dutch Garden!

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  2. London is peppered with so many lovely green spaces...thanks for sharing with us :) xxx

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  3. Was several times in London but never visited the Holland Park. Next time we definitely have to go there. I love that covered walk with the painted garden party.

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  4. The beautiful thing about blogging is you have taken me to this wonderful park that I might never see in person. So glad you went for a visit there.
    Meredith

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  5. Beautiful, a very nice park! You lucky you, that you be able, to visit London.

    Sigrun

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  6. I never knew this place existed. And it's beautiful!

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  7. My retina's been ravished by the boggling blues of that peacock! Thank you for showing us another reason to love the gardens of England :) Ann

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  8. What an immaculate place, in these days of cut backs and slashed budgets it is lovely to see somewhere so beautifully cared for. Your photos (on this and all the other recent posts) are brilliant.

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