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Kenwood House Gardens

Kenwood House

This is the front of Kenwood House with entrance to the rear, gardens to the left and cafe/shop to the right.  The interiors are here and flowers are here.  Entrance is free to both house and gardens and non-commercial photographers are welcome inside.

The nearest underground rail station is Archway and the 210 bus can be taken from stand E  to the next stop E (near Compton Ave) and then a short walk to Kenwood House.

This is one of the most pleasant and peaceful gardens and park-lands that I have visited. Most of the flowers are Rhododendron in a great variety of colours.  There will be close ups in the next post.

Kenwood House Gardens
Kenwood House Gardens 1

 

Just to the left of the Dairy (small white building) in the distance just beyond the gardens, is a statue by Henry Moore.

Henry Moore - Two Piece Reclining Figure No 5 - Kenwood House

Henry Moore – Two Piece Reclining Figure No 5 .   Myself, I might have called it “Dreams of a Jive Bunny”.  🙂

Back to the gardens.

Kenwood House Gardens 3

 

Kenwood House Gardens 2

 

Kenwood House Gardens 4

 

Spot the Gorilla

Kenwood Park Lake

This is a view to the south of Kenwood Park and beyond is Hampstead Heath.  If you look closely, just to the right of center, one might see a huge green shaggy gorilla with three fingers in the water.  🙂  And, who’s he talking to ?  🙂

Kenwood House Cafe

The cafe has a very pleasant seating area amongst an array of flowers, with more seating from where this photograph is taken, and a shop to the right.  The staff are friendly and, although quite busy, a very calm and enjoyable atmosphere.

Here is the boss (of all he surveys). 🙂

Kenwood House Rook

9 responses

  1. Great photos, the gardens are gorgeous! ❤
    Diana xo

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    June 14, 2015 at 16:03

  2. Beautiful, brings back good memories. Thank you!

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    June 14, 2015 at 20:24

  3. Beautitful building and the gardens are magnificent.

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    June 16, 2015 at 10:27

  4. Beautiful grounds. Petey has taken a liking (he thinks…he doesn’t get beyond his leash) to chasing the neighborhood rabbits. I don’t think they would fare well. Anyhoo, these shrubs look like just the perfect place for bunnies to hide, and Petey to covet hunting them.

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    June 18, 2015 at 04:14

    • I’ve got some pictures of bunnies. I’ll post them some time just for Petey.

      Does he dream of chasing bunnies and whoofle in his sleep. A friend of mine’s dog did that and was always chasing them when she could. When she eventually caught one, she didn’t know what to do with it. Just carried it around for a bit and then let it go unharmed. 😀

      I’ve got a few more ceilings hanging about the place. Strawberry Hill House ~ think they must have been high on something (I don’t mean a trestle). Bye 🙂

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      June 18, 2015 at 14:13

  5. Oh the lush greenery of England, as I sit here at The Holler contemplating illegally watering my flowers due to water rationing! Sigh…..

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    June 20, 2015 at 19:01

    • My fiends saved every bit of waste water that they could, except the really soapy stuff, and it worked.

      Is there a reward informing on illegal waterers ? Evil chuckle 😀

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      June 20, 2015 at 21:51

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