Sunday, September 7, 2008

The Sunken Garden

Kensington Palace & the Queen Victoria statue

I love English gardens!
I have a favorite secret garden in London. It is called The Sunken Garden. It is a hidden garden within London's Kensington Gardens. It is tucked away behind a wall of towering hedges next to Kensington Palace. Sadly most tourists probably miss it. My husband and I were lucky to stumble upon it while strolling thru Kensington Gardens several years ago.

If you have never seen is a look:

The gates are always locked at The Sunken Garden.
You must peer thru the gates and between the towering hedges to get a glimpse at this magical garden!

The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace opened in May 1909. It is a formal English garden patterned after the Tudor Garden at Hampton Court. It is free for the public to view (behind the locked gates).

The Sunken Garden is truly a special place in London. If you get to Kensington Palace, find the Queen Victoria statue and make your way over thru the towering hedges. There you will find...this wonderful secret garden!