Holland Park is a lovely green space for the enjoyment and wellbeing of the local community. It has something worth seeing at every season. There are snowdrops at the start of the year, cherry blossom in spring, colourful bedding plants in summer and golden leaves in autumn. In the centre are the remains of grade-1 listed Holland House, as well as historic estate buildings such as the Orangery and the old ice house. In the north, the tranquil woodlands are home to many species of birds, bats, butterflies and small mammals.
Do visit the park to enjoy the gardens and woodlands, or come for some healthy exercise and have a coffee afterwards. Please keep an eye on our events page for activities in 2024. You can join our Blue Badge guided history tours, bird walks, tree walks or visit our occasional pop-up stalls in the Café Yard.
The park is not without its challenges so, if you are not already a member, please do join The Friends. It costs no more than £1 per month and less if you are a senior.
The Parks Police work hard to keep the park safe. If you need to contact them, their number is 0300 365 5101.
"The Friends of Holland Park exists to save the countryside! (A twist which might surprise someone who thought it was an urban park-tout court). There's bees where honeysuckle grows, foxes, rabbits, robins, crows, tadpoles in the early spring-come autumn there's blackberrying.
There's the spring art exhibition by our members who will make you very welcome at the Private View, and carols in the winter too. But Holland Park's extremely small-fifty acres all in all-and very vulnerable to short-sighted pressures. Join us and help support, improve, defend this precious jewel. "
The 22 hectare (55 acre) park, owned by The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, offers sports facilities, playing fields, children’s play and adventure areas, dog walking, an Ecology Centre, formal gardens and woodland walks, the Japanese Kyoto Garden, art exhibitions, rooms for hire, a restaurant and cafeteria, and a youth hostel. It hosts the annual summer season of Opera Holland Park.
The remains of Holland House, bombed in the last war, is a conserved listed building, having been the home of the Earls of Holland and then Ilchester. The park is within the Holland Park Conservation Area and is an Area of Metropolitan Importance.
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