Summer gardens in London

The sun is shining and so are our London gardens. There's a kaleidoscope of colours for you to enjoy and sweet scents filling the air. From the Rose Garden of Morden Hall Park to the sizzling hot borders at Osterley Park and House there are delights to discover in every corner of the capital.

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A view through the Hornbeam arch to The Cherry Garden, or East Garden with its statue and foliage at Ham House, Richmond-upon-Thames, London

Ham House and Garden 

The sweet smell of lavender fills the Cherry Garden and the Kitchen Garden brims with tasty produce as summer arrives at Ham House and Garden. Recline in sunshine in the fountain garden and enjoy the aroma of the citrus fruits or roll out a blanket and tuck in to a picnic on the Plats.

A family looking at flowers in the rose garden at Morden Hall Park.

Morden Hall Park 

For almost a hundred years the rose garden at Morden Hall Park has delighted visitors with a profusion of colour. Now, their Garden Centre opens its sunny terrace and community show gardens for the first time too.

The Garden House at Osterley, Middlesex

Osterley Park and House 

The formal gardens at Osterley Park and House offer a relaxing retreat from urban life with herbaceous borders, roses and ornamental vegetables beds. Look out for the original Robert Adam summer house full of lemon trees and highly scented shrubs then take a break on the deckchairs on the temple lawn or a picnic in the ancient meadow, bursting with wildflowers and butterflies.