Holland park London map
Map of holland park London. Holland park London map (England) to print. Holland park London map (England) to download. Holland Park is spread across 54 acres of what used to be the grounds of Cope Castle, a large Jacobean mansion hidden in the woods (as its shown in holland park London map). Sir Walter Cope built it in the early 17th century. He became Chancellor of the Exchequer under King James 1. Holland park was renamed Holland House after the Earl of Holland wife Lady Rich inherited the property. Holland House was badly damaged during World War II. One wing was saved and is used as a youth hostel. A section of the front terrace was saved. This is used for the park's summertime open-air theatre productions and classical concerts.
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Holland Park also has the beautiful Kyoto Garden. This is the Japanese garden donated by the Chamber of Commerce of Kyoto in 1991. Holland Park is also the base of the borough Ecology Service (see holland park London map). The Ecology Centre at Holland Park runs a series of events, activities and educational visits for schools. We also run a wildlife club for children, holiday activities, and a full programme of events for all ages.
The formal gardens and a large area of woodland came into public ownership after Holland House was bombed during the Second World War (see holland park London map). The holland park is now open to the public. Holland park spatial qualities were analysed by Dame Sylvia Crowe in her book Garden Design. (she lived nearby). A Japanese 'Kyoto' Garden was opened in 1991. Nearby was the former Commonwealth Institute with its grounds designed by Dame Sylvia. It is now the Design Museum and the grounds have been re-designed. The eighteenth century planting by Charles Hamilton has also gone.