Carlton House Terrace Gardens

It’s Open Garden Squares Weekend (OGSW) in London so what better time to focus on the wide array of green spaces accessible for two flora, food and fun-filled days each year!

I’ve visited Carlton House Terrace Gardens several times because OGSW often coincides with the nearby Trooping the Colour and the RAF flypast. In fact, I first witnessed the parade through the railings of an OGSW garden!

Although the Royal Family and the Air Force have been and gone this year, Carlton House Terrace Gardens is a great choice if you’re looking for a manicured square with a rich history.

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It was an overcast day when I visited during OGSW 2014, but the flowers were vibrant and the shaded paths provided welcome respite from the drizzle.

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Carlton House was the Prince Regent’s official London residence.  Once he ascended the throne as George V, the house was demolished to be replaced with gardens and houses “persons of the highest social rank.”  Rather lucky they let the likes of me take a look round the ground, then!

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The gardens were restored in 2008. For more information, including #OGSW2016 opening times for Carlton House Terrace Gardens, see

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