September (2 - 5.30pm)
Admission £3.50, children free. Home-made teas
24 Grove Park, London, SE5 8LH
National Gardens Scheme says “An exotic
garden full of the exuberance of late summer inspired by travel in Southeast
Asia. A lush and naturalistic jungle of big leafed plants, bold colours and
shapes including cannas, bananas, Bamboos, dahlias and towering paulownias.
Wandering the garden we hope you will be surprised by unusual plants, and lost
in the exotica. The garden changes and improves very year as the plants grow
bigger and the feel gets junglier.
Huge ‘hidden’ garden, created from
being able to buy the bottom half of two of the neighbour’s gardens gives the
garden an unexpected size. Overall there are two ponds (one for wildlife and
one with fish), bee hives, a productive area and contemporary sunken terrace
full of prized plants.
The lower lawn, lots of seating
and hidden corners give space to sit and enjoy. Renowned for good teas and
home-made cakes and plant sale. Featured on BBC Gardeners World, BBC Instant Gardener and in
are on the Chadwick Road end of Grove Park (our road can be confusing as it has
a loop in the middle). There is lots of street parking. It’s about a 10 minute
walk from either Denmark Hill or Peckham Rye train station (Victoria/London Bridge)
Come and visit the garden! Eat cake! Look at nice plants!