Warmer weather is bringing out the flowers, together with the birds, bees and butterflies. Do visit the park to enjoy the gardens and woodlands, or come for some healthy exercise and have a coffee afterwards. Please keep an eye on our events page for activities in 2023. You can join our Blue Badge guided history tours, bird walks and tree walks or have a refreshing glass of Pimm's at our summer party. Visit our occasional pop-up stalls in the Café Yard during school holidays and half terms, with spotter activities for children and sometimes a sale of plants from the Holland Park nursery. The Ecology Service will be offering a full programme of walks and talks in 2023, sponsored by The Friends.
The park is not without its challenges so, if you are not already a member, please do join The Friends. It costs no more than £1 per month and less if you are a senior.
The Parks Police may be contacted on 0300 365 5101.
"The Friends of Holland Park exists to save the countryside! (A twist which might surprise someone who thought it was an urban park-tout court). There's bees where honeysuckle grows, foxes, rabbits, robins, crows, tadpoles in the early spring-come autumn there's blackberrying.
There's the spring art exhibition by our members who will make you very welcome at the Private View, and carols in the winter too. But Holland Park's extremely small-fifty acres all in all-and very vulnerable to short-sighted pressures. Join us and help support, improve, defend this precious jewel. "
The 22 hectare (55 acre) park, owned by The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, offers sports facilities, playing fields, children’s play and adventure areas, dog walking, an Ecology Centre, formal gardens and woodland walks, the Japanese Kyoto Garden, art exhibitions, rooms for hire, a restaurant and cafeteria, and a youth hostel. It hosts the annual summer season of Opera Holland Park.
The remains of Holland House, bombed in the last war, is a conserved listed building, having been the home of the Earls of Holland and then Ilchester. The park is within the Holland Park Conservation Area and is an Area of Metropolitan Importance.
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