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Open Gardens in Forest Hill

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


When: Sunday 15 May 2016
Time: 1 – 6pm
Cost: Combined entrance £7 (the central paypoint is at 28 Horniman Drive)
Location: Various gardens in Forest Hill, SE23 3BP

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

These six wonderful gardens in Forest Hill make for a very interesting afternoon. They are all within walking distance of each other – or a yellow ballooned taxi is available for a donation! Situated on one of the highest points in south east London these gardens afford fantastic views across London and the Downs, offering a real treat to the senses – art, sculpture, delicious homemade cakes and refreshments as well as many plants for sale.

There are too many hidden gems to list but delights include a walled courtyard garden, a city sanctuary garden built on three levels with rose and jasmine draped arches, a jewel garden and topiary; a sculptor’s garden packed with plants, sculptures and ceramics for sale; a vintage garden with a ock of chickens, vegetable beds and large fruit trees; a story trail for children of all ages; and an organic ‘bee friendly’ garden with seating areas and a unique slate water feature.

These gardens are opening for the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) with a share to St Christopher’s.

  • Train Forest Hill
  • Bus 176, 185, 197, 356 or P4.

For more information contact Tracy Blackmore on 020 8768 4573 or at