Parks and gardens - London Road Gardens

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Name London Road Gardens
Address London Road
Postcode EH7 5AA
Telephone 0131 529 5151
Email southeast.locality@edinburgh.gov.uk
Facilities Spring flower displaysInterpretation panels
Seating
Background Located within the city centre London Road Gardens are a significant designed open space within the Edinburgh World Heritage Site. The mature trees provide a welcome green lung along one of the main arterial routes into the city and provide local people a place to walk, sit and enjoy the views.
History and heritage London Road Gardens were designed by William Playfair in 1819, one of the premier architects of the 19th century. They were created to provide an informal recreational space for the residents of the New Town, as well as preserving the views from Royal Terrace above. Playfair was also responsible for designing the streets and communal gardens in the area.
Visitor information On Lothian Bus routes 26 and 44.
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Getting involved Friends of Hillside and Calton Area
Green Flag Since 2010
Management Plan Download the park management plan
Location map