Holland Park :: Shared Description

Holland Park is about 22 hectares in area and is considered one of the most peaceful parks of West London. The northern half or so of the park is semi-wild woodland, the central section around the ruins of Holland House is more formal with several garden areas, and the southernmost section is used for sport.
Holland House is now a fragmentary ruin, having been devastated by incendiary bombing in 1940, but the ruins and the grounds were bought by London County Council in 1952 from the last private owner, the 6th Earl of Ilchester. Today the remains of the house form a backdrop for the open air Holland Park Theatre, which is the home of Opera Holland Park. The green-roofed Commonwealth Institute lies to the south.
The park contains a famous orangery, a giant chess set, a cricket pitch, tennis courts, a Japanese garden, a youth hostel, one of London's best equipped children's playgrounds, squirrels and (impressively for a London park) peacocks. In 2010, the park set aside a part which is home to pigs, their job over the next 12 months is to reclaim the area from nettles etc., in order to create another meadow area for wild flowers and fauna.
The Holland Park Ecology Centre, operated by the borough's Ecology Service, offers environmental education programs including nature walks, talks, programs for schools and outdoor activity programs for children.
by N Chadwick
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TQ2479 : Cricket Pitch, Holland Park by Paul Gillett
TQ2479 : Holland House by N Chadwick
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TQ2479 : Tortoises, Holland Park by N Chadwick
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TQ2479 : Holland House by N Chadwick
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TQ2479 : Holland Park Ecology Centre by N Chadwick
TQ2480 : Entrance to Holland Park Mews by Janusz Lukasiak
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TQ2579 : Gate piers, Holland Park by N Chadwick
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TQ2579 : Cycle track, Holland Park by N Chadwick
TQ2480 : Houses in Holland Park Mews, London by Janusz Lukasiak
TQ2479 : Pond filled from sustainable drainage, Holland Park by David Hawgood
TQ2479 : Life like! by N Chadwick
TQ2479 : Ditch collects rain to soak into ground, Holland Park by David Hawgood
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TQ2479 : Holland Park by N Chadwick
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TQ2479 : Elephant statues, Holland Park by N Chadwick
TQ2479 : Rainwater storage ditch, Holland Park by David Hawgood
TQ2479 : Cycle hire, Holland Park by N Chadwick

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Created: Fri, 5 Sep 2014, Updated: Fri, 5 Sep 2014

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