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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