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South Street Garden was planned as the centrepiece for new housing built for the Grosvenor Estate, one of three new gardens created on the estate's land in Mayfair that had previously been occupied by stables and other ancillary buildings. It was part of the 10-year programme drawn up by Estate Surveyor Edmund Wimperis when he was appointed in 1910. The private garden, inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, has lawn, sunken lily pond with brick and tile walls, and a perimeter path with herring bone patterning. Integrated into the brick and tile garden wall is a picturesque potting shed. A large plane tree predates the early C20th layout.
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The planting scheme in South Street Garden may have been inspired by the 2nd Baron Aberconway, who had built his house at No.38 South Street and was President of the Royal Horticultural Society. He had a fine garden at Bodnant, Cornwall, completed in 1914. The other two gardens laid out for the Grosvenor Estate in Mayfair are Green Street Garden and Halkin Street Garden (q.q.v.).
History on Grosvenor Gardens website