Regents Park is one of the prettiest parks in London, full of flower gardens and manicured grass. The flower gardens are concentrated in the south of Regents park, so I decided to do a little walk taking me through all of them.
Here I am going to tell you a little bit about each one, and guide you on a route through them.
Now, I am no flower expert, so my description is less about the flower details, but more about how pretty they are. Just saying.
Logistics for the walking around the Regents Park flower gardens
- Start: Baker Street Station (Bakerloo line)
- Finish: Regents Park Station (Bakerloo line)
- How to get there: Either using the London Underground as mentioned above. Or you could actually cycle. I got there on a Santander bike. There are lots of docking stations around the park. One of which is near Baker Street. On my map I started the tracker where I docked it.
- Distance: 2 miles(ish). Depends on how much you wander around the flowers
- Time: As long as you want. For me it was an hour.
- Difficulty: Easy peasy
Map for the walking amongst the Regents Park flower gardens
More ideas for walks nearby will be at the end
A Guide To Walking Amongst The Flower Gardens In Regents Park
This walk starts from the south west corner of Regents Park (see my map). If coming from Baker Street Station, walk north along Baker Street, then take a right when you reach the park to enter it.
Up ahead you will first see the boating lake where you should see lots of ducks. Also, as the name suggests, you can boat on it. You aren’t renting a boat for this walk, but if you would like to, take a left along the lake and at the end will be the boat hire place.
For this walk, take a right and walk over the bridge up ahead. Once over the bridge, walk left and follow the path as it curves around. You will see lots of lovely flower beds as a taster of what’s to come.
Once you reach the road (the inner circle), cross over and directly ahead is the entrance to Queen Mary’s Gardens. The first thing I noticed in here, was the interesting names of the flowers.
At the end of this path, continue straight passing the gate on the right, and you will head into the Japanese Garden.
The Japanese Garden is on an island accessed by a lovely bow bridge. With traditional plants along the winding paths, and a hidden waterfall. Almost like you are in Japan (I wouldn’t know, I have never been to Japan).
Home to the largest collection of roses in London, with roughly 12,000 of them. Now that’s a lot of roses.
These roses also had fun names.
Triton and Dryads Fountain
Next, before heading out of the the Queen Mary’s Gardens, I took a little detour to see the Triton and Dryads Fountain. Passing by lots more flowers along the way.
Designed by William Mcmillan, the fountain is made up of bronze sculptures of 2 mermaids with Triton or a sea god (I don’t know which one, Regents Park website doesn’t seem to know either) blowing on a conch shell.
It was donated in memory of Sigismund Goetze by his wife.
St John’s Lodge Garden
If you head back to the path leading out of Queen Mary’s Gardens (just north of the Rose garden), then take a left on the inner circle. You will reach the gate entrance to St John’s Lodge garden on the right.
Now, this is my favourite one. In fact, as I entered, a business man walking by told me it’s the best. It almost feels like you are walking into a secret garden. Made up of different compartments with statues, a fountain, lots of flowers, immaculate grass and cute benches nestled within the hedges.
Said to be a garden fit for meditation, I actually saw a couple of people meditating in there.
From the fountain you will get a view of St John’s Lodge itself. Very impressive looking, it is actually a private residence, with the garden being open to the public. I am very thankful the garden is open for us to see.
When you come out of St John’s Lodge Garden, take a left, then a left again onto Chester row. Along here, take the second right onto the Broad Walk. A large tree lined path.
Now from here, you can go straight, left or right. My advice is to go right which will lead you onto a path showcasing the English Garden.
Everything along this path is beautifully immaculate. Pretty glowers, ornate fountains and sculptures….mostly I just loved the pink.
At the end of this path, take a left which will lead you to the outer circle, and from here it’s a right to take you out of the park towards Regents Park Station.
More walks in Regents Park
The end of this walk marks the start of my next one, which takes you through the park and up onto Primrose Hill.
If you would like to read more about the flower Gardens or general info, you can find that on the Regents Park website.