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Nevern Square, situated in the heart of Earls Court (London SW5), was built between 1880 and 1886, in a style known as "Domestic Revival", which harks back to the architecture of seventeenth and eighteenth century English and Flemish houses. The great merit of the square is its uniformity of style and materials. The houses are of contrasting red and yellow brick, with moulded brick pediments and delicately patterned iron railings and balconies.

 

 

The garden, laid out when the square was built, is about three-quarters of an acre in size and roughly rectangular in shape. The broad central lawn is surrounded by gravel paths and mixed borders planted with trees, flowering shrubs and perennials. There are several magnificent old plane trees and four Victorian wrought iron gates flanked by decorative piers.

 

Nevern Square Garden is private and open only to keyholding Garden Members, that is to say Garden levy-payers and Garden subscribers, who can bring in their personal guests. It is not normally open to the general public.