Garden Hire

Hire our fantastic private nature gardens in London

Our Secret Garden and Old Orchard Gardens are amongst the Heath's special places. These multi-use events space and education gardens are maintained by our volunteers and are now available for private hire or use by community groups.

Originally part of the walled garden of Kenwood House, the Old Orchard Garden has been transformed into an immersive and interpretative green space. Users can weave their way through our willow tunnels, search for bugs under logs, take part in workshops, organise social events and watch for wildlife in this tranquil corner of Hampstead Heath. The Garden is equipped with its own composting toilet. 

The Secret Garden is a shady nature garden near Swain's Lane, easily accessible by public transport. This secluded space features a pond, seating area and nature trail and can be used for workshops, meetings or teaching sessions.

Activities in the gardens

The gardens are available for schools, community groups and businesses for a range of activities:

  • outdoor learning activities for schools
  • forest school activities
  • social activities for community groups and charities
  • family events and social gatherings
  • wellbeing and exercise sessions e.g. yoga and green gym
  • creative sessions including art classes and mindfulness
  • corporate events, including team building and volunteering

The gardens are private, fully accessible, adjacent to local bus routes and are perfect for groups wishing to immerse themselves in nature. 

If you would like to enquire about using the private gardens, or you have an idea that you’d like to discuss with us, please contact us. Community groups can use the space for free as part of our Community Heath project.