Meadway Gate Open Space, Hampstead Garden Suburb 8817

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The garden is bisected by a footpath, over which is a pergola, with grass areas and rose beds either side, and perimeter trees.

History

Hampstead Garden Suburb was conceived by Dame Henrietta Barnett in 1903 when the area, hitherto rural, became ripe for development. Her aim was to provide a garden suburb for the working classes, with some larger houses as well as amenities. The overall layout was the work of Raymond Unwin. The street pattern followed the land contours, with curving and straight roads to create interesting viewpoints, closes and squares, street trees, a pedestrian network of footpaths and a variety of green spaces. The first phase was largely built between 1907-1912 and included this small public garden at Meadway Gate.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Tube: Golders Green (Northern) then bus. Bus H2.
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century
Associated People
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust