Friday 18 August 2023

My garden open as part of the National Gardens Scheme: Sunday 3rd September 2023 11-4:30pm

It is that time of the year again! Come and visit the garden:

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, banana trees, bamboos, dahlias, mature tetrapanax and towering paulownias.  


Huge ‘hidden’ garden, created in 2010 from buying derelict land which had been the bottom halves of two neighbour’s gardens gives the garden an unexpected size. 

Three ponds, a productive area and contemporary sunken terrace full of pampered prized plants. We deliver on the 'wow' factor with visitors being surprised by the size and scale of the garden and getting lost in the exotica! 


The lower lawn has lots of seating (30+) and hidden corners give space to sit and enjoy. Renowned for our plant sale, good teas, and home-made cakes. 


This year we have the Secret Life Saxophone Quartet playing from 2-3:30! 


We have been featured on TV on BBC Gardeners' World and BBC The Instant Gardener. Also featured in Garden News, The Independent and The Simple Things magazine. 


Full address is 24 Grove Park, Camberwell, SE5 8LH 

£5 entry. All monies raised go to the NGS whom them distribute to different charities. In 2022 they donated £3.11million. Core beneficiaries include Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK and The Queens Nursing Institute. 


Accessibility: We are a 10-15 minute walk from both Denmark Hill and Peckham Rye Stations. There is usually lots of street parking. The garden is on a slight slope/different levels and so does include some steps. Some paths are uneven and made of wood chip, others gravel. Sadly, we are not wheelchair accessible. 

Last admission at 4:30  


More details on the NGS website here: