The Horniman Museum Gardens


The Horniman Gardens are part of The Horniman Museum and have been revamped in 2012.  They are a great place to wander around and although situated on a hill most of the main areas of interest are on level ground just outside the museum.

The views across to Central London are spectacular. Standing by the new bandstand you can see St Paul’ s Cathedral, The City of London and The Shard.

The formal gardens link with displays within the main The Horniman Museum; for example the plants growing in the dye garden link with objects in the museum that use natural plant dyes.


Where: 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ
Facilities: Café, animal trail, nature trail, formal gardens, musical instruments
Website: www.horniman.ac.uk


As you wander around around the gardens, you can find many different types of sundials, but the hit with the children are the large musical instruments that can be played.

During the summer of 2013, The Animal Walk will open.  There will be rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, ferrets, sheep, goats and alpaca to see.

Before you leave, stop by the cafe.  In nice weather, tables and chairs are on the grass and you can sit and admire the views and also the magnificent conservatory.


Getting There 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ
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