The History of Gledhow Garden

The gardens here are named after the family home of Miss Jane Benyon of Gledhow Hall in Yorkshire, who married landowner Captain Robert Gunter in the 19th century.

This area was originally market gardens and there was once a thriving village located between Gledhow and Bina Gardens. It was developed by James Gunter, who founded a property empire on the proceeds of his celebrated bakery business. Gunter's first purchase was Earls Court Lodge, known as ‘Currant-Jelly Hall'. Eventually he purchased most of the land as far as Redcliffe Gardens and developed it as rented houses for the London season.

Originally separate back gardens for the surrounding Victorian villas, these gardens were joined to form a communal garden by the Gunter Estate management. The clean microclimate has nourished some of the oldest and healthiest trees in London. There is a range of interesting wildlife, including a variety of rare bird species. We keep the gardens as organic and pesticide-free as possible.

Thanks to the generosity of Dr Robert Ker and Trustees of The Gunter Estate, the gardens now belong to the residents.

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