Spring in Greenwich Park
Greenwich Park

Welcome to Greenwich Park

This charming landscape has watched over the ever-changing city of London for hundreds of years. 

Key information

6am - 8pm

Food & drink available

The gardens of Greenwich Park 

Linger among classic English roses in full bloom. Look for inspirational ideas for your own garden. Or just lie in our meadows, watching the clouds drift by. 

Escape to the gardens of Greenwich Park.

The Flower Garden, the Rose Garden and a record-breaking herbaceous border

Greenwich Park is paradise for garden lovers, with a magnificent landscape of trees, wildernesses and formal gardens created by some of the leading garden designers of the past three centuries.

If you’re looking for inspiration and ideas for your own garden, the Flower Garden and the Rose Garden are great places to start.

The Flower Garden is an Edwardian showpiece with fine lawns and island beds framed by cedar and tulip trees, and the Rose Garden is the ‘destination garden’ for many locals. Greenwich Park has some of the best panoramic views of the London skyline, but in spring and summer, the Flower Garden steals the show. 

Our horticultural team creates two dazzling seasonal displays, using over 60,000 plants, in these gardens. Visit us in spring and you’ll be rewarded in the Flower Garden with drifts of daffodils and the heady scent of hyacinths. And come back in summer, when the Rose Garden is in full bloom, and the Flower Garden a tropical paradise with red bananas and giant tree ferns. 

At 400m long, the famous herbaceous border is hard to miss – it’s the longest in London. Combining shapely yew hedges with wave upon wave of herbaceous planting, the border was recently redesigned by award winning garden designer Chris Beardshaw. We leave it late to cut and clear the border so that wildlife can make the most of early flowering bulbs and those late autumn seed heads. 

Summer is also a great time to visit the Queen’s Orchard; a historic reminder of the amazing peaches, plums, quinces and apricots you’d find in the historic fruit gardens of Britain’s stately homes and manor houses. Visit the orchard on harvest open day, meet the volunteers who run it and discover how to get the most out of growing your own fruit, even in a small space.

And if you just want a quiet moment to yourself to sit in the sunshine – seek out the Herb Garden, close your eyes, and listen to the hum of summer.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are welcome in Greenwich Park, apart from in the Flower Garden, the Wilderness Deer Park and the Royal Observatory Garden. You’ll need to keep your dog on a lead in the Rose Garden.

Be inspired. Get closer to nature.

Join us for an upcoming event and go behind the scenes with hands-on experiences. 

  • The Herbaceous border

    Herbaceous border

    The 200m long herbaceous border in Greenwich Park is London's largest herbaceous border.

  • The Queen's orchard allotment

    The Queen's Orchard

    The Queen's Orchard is an enclosed area of 0.3 hectares where fruit and vegetables are grown. Located in the north-eastern corner of Greenwich Park.

  • The Rose Garden in spring

    The Rose Garden in Greenwich Park

    This popular rose garden is located on the eastern side of the park and forms the backdrop to the Ranger's House.

  • The Flower garden in spring

    The Flower Garden

    Laid out in the 1890’s The Flower Garden is one of the horticultural show pieces of Greenwich Park.

  • The Herb Garden

    The Herb Garden

    The formal Herb Garden contains a wide variety of culinary herbs and is located close to the St Mary's gate entrance to the park.