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The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
HOLLAND PARK
LEADING TO ABBOTSBURY RD.
W.11
HOLLAND PARK AVENUE W.11
HOLLAND PARK MEWS
CHERRY BLOSSOMS OR PLUM BLOSSOMS
A HEAVENLY VISION OF LONDON SPRINGTIME

  

WELCOME TO HOLLAND PARK

NORTH ABBOTSBURY ENTRANCE

 THE ROYAL BOROUGH OF KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA

 

ABOUT HOLLAND PARK

   

 

Holland Park is spread across 55 acres of what used to be the grounds of Cope Castle,

a large Jacobean mansion hidden in the woods.

It was built by Sir Walter Cope in the early 17th Century,

who became Chancellor of the Exchequer under King James I.

It was renamed Holland House

after the Earl of Holland’s wife Lady Rich inherited the property. 

 

Holland House was badly damaged during the Second World War.

One Wing was saved and is used as a youth hostel.

A remaining section of the front terrace

is now used as a distinct backdrop for Opera Holland Park.

 

The Kyoto Garden was designed and built by an eminent Japanese Garden designer

and his team to celebrate the Japan Festival in London in 1992.

It was a co-operative project between the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

and the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce in Japan

 

Holland Park is split into three distinct areas,

tranquil woodland with wildlife in the north;

the Grade I listed remains of Holland House and formal gardens in centre;

and formal sport and recreation facilities in south. 

   

 

Credits: THE ROYAL BOROUGH OF KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA

 

  

 

LORD HOLLAND
BORN MDCCLXXIII
DIED MDCCCXL
DUTCH GARDEN IN SPRINGTIME
WITH BRIGHT & VIBRANT TULIPS IN FULL BLOOM
This DUTCH GARDEN is a HEAVENLY backdrop for a PRETTY SPRINGTIME Photoshoot
MILO OF CROTON
THIS 19TH CENTURY BRONZE FIGURE IS OF MILO OF CROTON
A LEGENDARY OLYMPIC ATHLETE RENOWNED FOR HIS GREAT STRENGTH,
WHO LIVED AT CROTON, A GREEK SETTLEMENT IN SOUTHERN ITALY,
IN THE 6TH CENTURY BC.
THE STORY GOES THAT ON SEEING AN OAK TREE PARTLY SPLIT OPEN WITH A WEDGE
HE TRIED TO WRENCH IT APART,
BUT ONLY SUCCEEDED IN CAUSING THE WEDGE TO FALL OUT
, THEREBY TRAPPING HIS HANDS.
HE WAS LEFT HELPLESS PREY TO THE WILD BEASTS,
WHICH SOON DEVOURED HIM.
THE ROYAL BOROUGH OF KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
FUKUSHIMA GARDEN
Please respect this area as one set aside for quiet and contemplation
Please do not allow children to play here
Please do not bring dogs into the garden
Please do enjoy the peace and tranquility
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