Friday, July 24, 2015

The Roof Gardens

There is a secret garden 100 feet above street level in the Kensington, London area a short walk from The Muffin Man Tea Room. This is the elevator that greets you to take you to the Roof Gardens.  Built in 1938, these lovely gardens are built upon 18 inches of soil and feature trees, wildlife, water features and more.

There is a Spanish Garden, Woodland Garden, Tudor Garden and a Courtyard. All six stories above London. Babylon, the restaurant features delicious foods and cocktails and will cater your private event in the gardens as well. 

As long as there isn't a private event or wedding, anyone is invited to visit this hidden treasure at no charge. 
















We spent a few moments walking around and exploring this surprisingly large and colorful 1 and 1/2 acre garden, complete with pink flamingos.






For the most part you didn't realize you were 100 feet above Kensington, London but every once in a while you got just a tiny peek into the hustle and bustle of the city.

6 comments:

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Just beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Hugs,
Deb

relevanttealeaf said...

Never heard of this before. It's definitely going on my list for my next visit.

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

There definitely has been something for everyone in your family on this trip! Your Muffin Man visit brought back memories of 2007.

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

It is a favorite place of mine and I'm going to try and visit in September! Thanks as always for sharing! xo

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Thank you for dropping by my tea post today.
This is an extradorinary roof top garden and how aptly named is the restaurant? I have written an article about the hanging gardens of Babylon in the past and what I see here is a pretty good idea of how one would imagine them to look.
The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto has a rooftop garden but it is only a collection of raised beds where produce is grown for the restaurants. Also, they added beehives to help with the pollination and to have their own brand of honey.

Marilyn Miller said...

This is going on my list too. Tea and gardens is what our trip next year will be about. Thanks for taking your trip ahead of time, so I could get all these good ideas.