This Hidden London Garden is Pink AF Right Now

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Isabella Plantation, London (Photo: Jim Linwood)

Get thee to Richmond’s gorgeous Isabella Plantation right away, which is currently at peak pinkness.

You might know Richmond Park for its grassy expanses, woodland bits and wild deer. (See more free places to visit in London.)

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But journey through the fields to discover a magical park-within-a-park – it’s pinker than the Plastics on a Wednesday.

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There are Hedge Kiddos:

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Long Burblers:

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Splashy Mirrors:

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Fairy Tunnels:

Fancy Ducks:

Mistake Birds:

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Nature Ladies:

Baby Bluebies:

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Whoa! Dodendrons:

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Huppity Doggos:


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So grab a pink-lovin’ pal:

Fix yourself an Insta-perfect picnic:

And get yourself lost!

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May is the best month for the psychedelic display of rhododendrons and azaleas, so don’t delay – but there’s plenty more floral action throughout the year for all you late bloomers.

Location: Richmond Park, Kingston-upon-Thames. It’s a 35-minute walk (mostly through the park) from Norbiton station. See it on Google Maps.
Opening hours: generally early morning ’til dusk, so 7:30am – 8:00pm during summer, we think.
Price: free free free!
More information: from their website.

Or try these:

🌺 The floral gin terrace in Belgravia
🌸 The blooming beautiful Princess Di memorial
🌷 This London hotel’s flower-filled afternoon tea
 The indoor rainforest in central London

Guy Parsons

Guy Parsons

Guy is the editor-in-chief of Secret London. He likes running, cover versions and scotch.