Thank you to all who supported our Gardens Appeal! The Gardens are now open, we hope you enjoy the refurbished spaces.
Since 1901, the 16½ acre Gardens have been a treasured part of the London landscape and a valued urban oasis.
We have unlocked the educational potential of this living resource. New interpretation and planting schemes, a Display Garden and a Music Garden, a re-designed animal enclosure, and a new education and community centre – the Pavilion – now provide new insights into the Museum collections, the local landscape, and the wider environment.
We have also restored popular features like the Sunken Garden and Bandstand, so they will continue to play their part in community life. We have repaired and realigned paths, improved surfaces and introduced ramps.
United with the Museum at last, the Horniman Gardens will finally be a place for “recreation, instruction and enjoyment” as our founder originally intended.