Things To Do:
Gardens and Parks


With the most notable feature of the Richmond Borough being its abundance of green, open spaces, it's no surprise that much of this is owed to the number of parks and gardens dotted about. These tranquil retreats are all beautfiully landscaped and make for a pleasant contrast to the life of the Borough.

You can unwind and enjoy the views - perhaps you'll even come to understand why so many historical figures chose to make London's Greenest Borough their home.

Bushy Park

Opposite Hampton Court Palace, the history of this park is inextricably linked to that of the Palace. Home to roaming deer, the Diana Fountain and the famous Chestnut Avenue.

Chiswick House Gardens

Conceived as a single living artwork, the gardens have been loved for centuries and are undergoing extensive restoration. Birthplace of the English Landscape Movement and the inspiration for a number of gardens and parks, such as New York's Central Park.

Crane Park

An island, surrounded by the River Crane, that is a peaceful haven and nature reserve for wildlife. Currently undergoing extensive renovation.

Ham House Gardens

Gradually being restored to its 17th Century splendour, the Gardens are one of the few formal gardens to survive the English Landscape movement.

Hampton Court Palace Gardens and Maze

Suitable for a relaxing walk; there are a range of gardens to explore, with a number of fountains and exhibitions. It is also home to the famouse Maze.

Home Park

Situated in Hampton Court Palace's Gardens, the park is home to free roaming royal herds of Fallow Deer, as well as other wildlife.

Osterley Park Gardens

The park in which the house of the same name resides; contains a number of different trees, lakes, the Pleasure Gardens and Garden House and the recently added Nine Acre Path. One of the most aesthetic gardens near the Borough.

Richmond Park

The largest Royal Park in London, it is home to close to a thousand free roaming deer and the Isabella Plantation.

Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew

The famous Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, having just celebrated its 250th birthday, it is home to a wide range of flora, with exhibitions and classes throughout the year.

Syon Park Gardens

Designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown in the mid-18th Century, the gardens are home to a number of rare trees and plants, and its centrepiece is the Great Conservatory.

Terrace Gardens

Recently restored, the gardens along with the nearby Buccleuch Gardens serve as a beautiful park to explore and relax in. It is home to a number of trees, and is encouraging the thriving of natural wildlife.