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Halkin Street Garden was laid out for the Grosvenor family's Belgravia Estate in c.1915 by Estate Surveyor Edmund Wimperis on land that had previously been occupied by stables and mews. The Arts and Crafts inspired layout had a pool and fountain as a central feature. During the 1930s the lawn was said to have been used as a tennis court by Edward VIII and Mrs Simpson. In the 1980s the garden was considerably reduced when the Estate's Gardens Department had new offices and glasshouses built here. In 2008 the garden was reinstated to its original size as part of the development of Montrose Place and has been entirely re-landscaped, but incorporating the original fountain, which is now set into the north wall of the garden.
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/05/2011
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The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.
The other two gardens laid out for the Grosvenor Estate in Mayfair are South Street Garden and Green Street Garden (q.q.v.).
History on Grosvenor Gardens website