One of the many pleasures of Open Garden Squares Weekend is to ‘discover’ a beautiful garden in an unexpected setting. Fassett Square is such a pleasure – a modest garden square enclosed by railings in a mix of Victorian and 20C buildings is green and lush with some pretty plant combinations. You know this will be a cared-for and enjoyable garden when you walk into the square and see luscious pink paeonies draped over a wall – do visit!
Fassett Square was built in the 1860s as London expanded rapidly and ‘…The earliest occupants were typically clerks, merchants, master craftsmen or commercial travellers and were sufficiently well-off to employ at least one servant…’. The garden maintains the original layout of paths and even the pollarded trees have not changed for close to a century.
Fassett Square is a beautiful, peaceful garden – a total surprise to me – do visit during Open Garden Squares on Sunday 10 June.