Old Royal Observatory Garden

Gardens in/near Greenwich Park, existing between 1675 and now

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Gardens · Greenwich Park · SE10 ·
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The Old Royal Observatory Garden was reintegrated into Greenwich Park and formally opened to the public by Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to Flamsteed House in 1960.

Originally known as the Lower Garden, this part of the Observatory grounds is now generally referred to as the Observatory Garden, though it has also been known as the Kitchen Garden, the Royal Observatory Garden, and the Astronomers’ Garden.

The Lower Garden was enclosed from Greenwich Park in four stages: two small enclosures in 1675/6 and c.1749 and two much larger ones – one in 1814, the other in 1837. The garden sits in a south-west facing semicircular hollow and until the final enclosure of 1837 was overlooked from the public areas of the Park along Blackheath Avenue.

The part of the garden which dates back to Flamsteed’s time is in the north-west corner and bounded by the retaining wall of the Upper Garden to the north, and the west wall of Flamsteed’s Garden House (the site of the later stables (now a plant room)) to the east. Today this section is neither enclosed within the garden, nor within the curtilage of the Observatory.


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Blackheath Avenue, SE10 Blackheath Avenue is a road running across Greenwich Park.
Bower Avenue, SE10 Bower Avenue is a right of way running across Greenwich Park.
Burney Street, SE10 Burney Street is one of the streets of London in the SE10 postal area.
Charlton Way, SE3 Charlton Way is a main road crossing Blackheath.
Chesterfield Walk, SE10 Chesterfield Walk crosses a corner of Greenwich Park.
Clayton Mews, SE10 Clayton Mews is a road in the SE10 postcode area
Crane Street, SE10 Crane Street is one of the streets of London in the SE10 postal area.
Crescent Arcade, SE10 Crescent Arcade is one of the streets of London in the SE10 postal area.
Crooms Hill Grove, SE10 Crooms Hill Grove is a road in the SE10 postcode area
Crooms Hill, SE10 Crooms Hill is one of the streets of London in the SE10 postal area.
Diamond Terrace, SE10 Diamond Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SE10 postal area.
Georgette Place, SE10 Georgette Place is a road in the SE10 postcode area
Gloucester Circus, SE10 Gloucester Circus is one of the streets of London in the SE10 postal area.
Great Cross Avenue, SE10 Great Cross Avenue is a road leading across Greenwich Park.
Greenwich Academy, SE10 A street within the SE10 postcode
Hawks Mews, SE10 Hawks Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE10 postal area.
Hyde Vale, SE10 Hyde Vale is one of the streets of London in the SE10 postal area.
King George Street, SE10 King George Street is a road in the SE10 postcode area
King William Walk, SE10 King William Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE10 postal area.
Lover’s Walk, SE3 Lover’s Walk is a named pathway within Greenwich Park.
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Nevada Street, SE10 Nevada Street is one of the streets of London in the SE10 postal area.
Park Walk, SE10 Park Walk is a path in Greenwich Park.
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