Friday, 29 June 2012

secret garden

walking home from work through Regents Park the other day - came upon this hidden garden i'd never seen before.  the garden of St John's Lodge was commissioned by the 3rd Marquess of Bute as a place of meditation - originally they were private but became public in 1928.

the Lodge itself was a private residence till 1918, it then became a hospital for First World War invalids and part of the University of London.  it's privately owned again now by the Sultan of Brunei - thankfully we still get to experience this beautiful garden - what a gem.

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