Isabella Plantation

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Isabella Plantation
Richmond

Watching south-west Londoners mistake chugging around Richmond Park in their 4x4s for a day in the country isn’t everyone’s idea of fun, but the traffic-free Isabella Plantation is a real oasis. Established during the 1950s, the ornamental woodland garden consists of clearings, ponds and streams and is planted with ferns, exotic trees and shrubs. It’s particularly striking during April and May when the azaleas and rhododendrons put on their annual show.

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Venue name: Isabella Plantation
Contact:
Address: Richmond Park (nearest gates Ham or Ladderstile)
Surrey
London
TW10 5HS
Transport: Tube: Richmond

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We came in a big group by train (picnic baskets and all) from the station to the middle of the park where you find Isabella Plantation allow an hour or more- probably witha deer-watching lemonade stop at the top of the hill if you're anything like us.


The trek is well worth it, so beautiful and jam packed with flowers and unusual trees. Lots of hedges with clearings for little ones to dodge in and out of and get really excited. Pretty magical. Lots of quiet places to take your picnic so you dont feel too overcrowded.

There is a shop and loo in the middle but otherwise you're on your own so take everything for a long lazy afternoon.