Holland Park

Holland Park covers 54 acres of what used to be the grounds of Cope Castle later renamed Holland House. It was opened as a public park in 1952 and contains formal and informal gardens including grassed and woodland walks and various sports facilities.

Holland House was badly damaged during World War II. One wing was saved and is used as a youth hostel while part of the front terrace is used for the park’s summertime open-air theatre productions and classical concerts.

Features to look out for include the Dutch Garden, the Azalea Walk, the Sun Terrace and the Kyoto Garden which was created to celebrate the Japan Festival in London in 1992.

The terrace is the site where the 3rd Lady Holland planted the first dahlia seeds to germinate successfully in England.

Discover several statues in the Park including Walking Man by Sean Henry and the Cloud House Wendy House by Peter Morris.

2023/24: The Dutch Garden beds will have no bedding scheme this winter. The current box hedging, which has been eaten by the Box caterpillar, will be slowly replaced with more resilient hedging. A number of control methods tried over the past few years have been relatively unsuccessful.

The park is open daily from 7.30am until 30 minutes before dusk.

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Address: London, London, W8 6LU View map Length of visit: 2-3 hours
Dogs - some areas: Yes
Cafe: Yes
Car park: No
House open: No
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair - majority: Yes

For information on opening times and to buy tickets: Click here

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