We continue to acquaint you with the little-known sights of London. You have already learned about the beautiful secret gardens of central London, and today we look into its southern part.
Secret gardens of South London
A hidden garden in Brockwell Park. The four most common walls near the western part of Brockwell Park hide one of the most magical and rare hideaways from the fuss of Brixton. Urban glamour disappears without a trace, when you walk along the paths of stones or wander between bright flowers and plants to discover cheerful fountains and cozy benches. Once in this garden, food was grown for Brockwell Hall, but now it is an oasis of peace in noisy London. Go up to Brockwell Hall - from there you have a wonderful view of central London.
Crystal Palace Park Maze. This network of entangled hedges is almost as old as dinosaurs: the sculptures of dinosaurs in the Crystal Palace date back to 1870. And the labyrinth itself is hidden near the northern lake of the park. This building was restored in 2009, to the centenary of the Gaydov movement. By the way, if you walk to the Canadian gates, you can find the location of the movie The Italian Job, or rather, the scene in which Michael Caine broke the door down.
Isabella Plantation. The garden is striking with bright colors. The intense red, pink and purple colors of rhododendrons and azaleas pleases the eye. Climb the hill of King Henry - and you will have an amazing view of the St. Paul's Cathedral.
Lavender garden, Vauxhall Park. This is a real paradise for fans of lavender. Fragrant plants with purple flowers create unique atmosphere. And the shops along the perimeter of the garden are a pleasant bonus. At the end of the summer, lavender is harvested to make oil out of it.
An ancient mill at Morden Hall Park. Slowly rotating old watermill looks fabulous. Once this place was part of the estate of a wealthy family, and now everyone can have a great time here. Do not miss the lovely Victorian stable in the center of the park, which was restored in 2011. Now a cafe and a second-hand bookshop are located there.