The Pergola in Hampstead Heath should be the most atmospheric secret garden in London. I regret to have discovered it so late. Dating back from 1905, it was built as a part of the privately owned Hill House, designed as a recessed walkway or I would say a row of terraces. Although it is said to have lost it’s days of glory, seeing the pergola as it is today, I can’t think of a better example of a garden that blends with architecture in such an elegant way. The absolute silence dominating the pergola makes it a bit moody, even spooky and this might be the reason of it’s unique beauty.
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