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The Rookery: One of London's Secrets (Part 1)

September 2, 2010

A house called the Rookery was here on this site with a spa, but when the spa declined in popularity the Rookery's formal gardens and spa were bought and turned into a public garden. It was the local people, who bought the land for £3,000, that saved this astonishing place. A three-acre garden was built, including a water garden, formal gardens, a stunning white garden, herbaceous borders, an English garden, fantastic trees, ponds, and much more. Let me take you on a walk around this tiered and secret garden.

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Sep 19, 2010 8:18 AM CST
Thanks Neil for a great article. I lived in Streatham for 16yrs and went to the Rookery a few times in the late 80s. There has obviously been a lot of work done since then. I can remember saying the place had a lot of potential.
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Sep 19, 2010 9:41 AM CST
Dear Richard, they have spent a lot of money and done a lot of work as you can see! Lovely place to go and very beautiful to what it was!
The no Alcohol, no dogs etc ban has helped and the addition of a smaller park for Dog lovers by the side has helped it immensely. Plus the addition of some good management that know what they are doing (Kew trained), has made it into something special! Thank goodness not too many people know about it!

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