London is very well-known for its beautiful streets, colorful houses, lovely gardens … and amazing parks. And the Isabella Plantation, located in the heart of Richmond Park, is worth the visit. I discovered it 2 years ago with my family and since then we have come back regularly to admire its beauty.
Today, DOYOUSPEAKLONDON gives you (minimum) 3 reasons to go to Isabella Plantation!
A historic plantation
The Isabella Plantation is set “within a Victorian woodland plantation planted in the 1830s”. It was first opened to the public in the mid 20th century.
I can’t help but think it’s one of the most luxurious, colorful, and exotic gardens I have ever seen. Wherever you look, you feel overwhelmed by beauty.
Nestled in the heart of Richmond Park, it’s a hidden gem where amateurs of flowers like to wander and marvel at some gigantic trees, and families enjoy some quietness in a big colorful and natural playground.
A must-see botanic garden
The Isabella Plantation is renowned for its azaleas, rhododendrons, and camellias but there are many other species that contribute to this place’s unique character.
Each season brings new flowerings. Have a look at the Isabella Plantation website to discover the “Monthly Plant Diary”, which will help you plan your visit according to your liking.
Many scientists and plant collectors have contributed to the current beauty of the Isabella Plantation, which is environment-friendly managed. Biodiversity is also well-protected.
An enchanting walk whatever the season
We chose to come to the Isabella Plantation in Spring, but each season brings new treasures and the place offers many different sceneries that will satisfy everyone’s curiosity.
The ponds, streams, or glades… Here, nature is seen at its best.
I do recommend these splendid gardens to everyone fond of nature and to families (kids will love climbing up the trees, pick up some sticks and look for insects…).
Richmond is also full of interest, with the Richmond Park of course, and the city where you will find great places to eat (I had mentioned the Petersham Nurseries in a previous post, which is a paradise) … or even shop!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and found inspiration here. If you are soon going to have a day out in Isabella Plantation, please share your experience and opinion on DOYOUSPEAKLONDON’s blog!