Mount Street Gardens
Welcome to the Mount Street Gardens
This garden was formerly known as St. George Hanover Square.(see history below). The gardens won its first Green Flag in 2007/8 and has continued to retained this award.
A 5-year Management Plan for this site can be viewed by clicking on the highlighted link.
The gardens are managed by the Parks Service. You can contact the Parks Serivce by clicking on the ink or take a 360 degree tour of the site.
The garden is location in South Audley Street, Mayfair, London, W.1 (scroll down to the bottom of the page for a location map).
The nearest tube station is Green Park which is then a walk through Berkeley Square towards Mount Street and the first exit is located approx 100m off the road.
There are numerous buses which pass along Park Lane which is a five minute walk from the grounds.
- Formal gardens with Lawns, bedding and ornamental shrubs and trees.
- Drinking fountain and bird bath.
- Bird identification panel.
All the benches located in this garden have been donated and many of the donation have been from Americans due to the closeness of the United States Embassy. Unfortunately we are not accepting any more donated benches for this garden.
The original burial ground was closed in 1854 following an Act of Parliament prohibiting burials
in central London on public health grounds. The garden pathways were laid out in 1889 and the layout has not been changed since. The garden was laid out on the old site of the former burial ground belonging to the Parish of St. George Hanover Square.
Mount Street takes its name from Mount Field, which included Oliver's Mount, the remains of fortifications erected during the English Civil war.
The bronze drinking fountain of a rearing horse was designed by Sir Ernest George and Harold Peto in 1891 for Henry Lofts, an estate agent. This fountain was restored in 2005 by the residents of St. James and Mayfair who through various events raised the £12,000 that the works cost.
Location map for Mount Street Gardens:
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