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Surround yourself with local green spaces

In addition to the historic charm of the Richmond area, we have the added benefit of many beautiful green spaces. From the wide expanses of Richmond Park to the many smaller open spaces, you can also enjoy river walks along the Thames.

Richmond Green

This is another popular green space. Great to sit and watch the world go by or a cricket match at certain times of the year. Richmond Green is surrounded by residences and used to be a medieval jousting tournaments.

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Kew Gardens

Kew is a hugely popular location for a day out. It’s vast gardens and green spaces provide a haven for plant lovers. Kew features trees & flowers from around the globe in vast gardens and the huge Temperate and Palm greenhouses and even a treetop walkway.

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The Old Deer park

The Old Deer Park is located on Old Palace Lane and is a popular spot with a car park and close to Kew Gardens.

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Richmond Park

This huge open green space can be accessed from a number of locations across the local area. Some notable locations in the park are Pen Ponds and cafe, the Isabella Plantation with a cafe close by and the ever popular Pembroke Lodge with its great views and cafe. So no shortage of coffee stops around this Royal Park.

Find out more about Richmond Park here.

Ham Common

Ham Common covers some two acres and is the second largest expanse of common land in the local area. There is a village pond near the western corner which attracts water fowl and other wildlife and is designated as a local nature reserve. The common is also close to Ham House.

Find out more about this location here.

Ham Lands Nature Reserve

Popular with families and dog walkers alike, and lying adjacent to the Thames, this Local Nature Reserve has a mixture of habitats ranging from woodland to wetland and can be easily overlooked. It’s a must visit location.

Find out more about this location here.

Terrace Gardens

With stunning views down to the river, this is a charming spot to sit and take in the local scenery with a coffee. This popular spot is amazing for great pictures, especially in summer.

You can find this spot here.

Find your local favourite green space with a run, power walk or stroll around the local Richmond area.


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