Leathermarket Gardens (also known as Leathermarket Gardens Nature Park)8794

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

To the east end of the garden is a rectangular sunken area with formal layout of beds. In the central area, separated by a low brick wall, is a raised circular rose garden surrounded by lawn with ornamental trees, behind which is a quiet garden planted with trees and grass, shielded by privet. Adjacent to the west of the gardens is a children's playground. The gardens have been re-landscaped with EH and other funding and are now surrounded by new railings.

History

Leathermarket Gardens were laid out in 1930s overlooked by flats of the same period. The garden derives its name from the leather market and tanneries that existed here and on the north side is an early C19th leather warehouse.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail/Tube: London Bridge (Northern, Jubilee). Tube: Borough (Northern). Bus: 381.
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust