Isabella Plantation

Isabella Plantation, Richmond-upon-Thames: Hours, Address, Isabella Plantation Reviews: 5/5

Isabella Plantation
5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Parks • Gardens
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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Travel234
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Stunning in spring!!
May 2021
So enjoyed this.
Does get busy but worth bringing a little picnic.
The bluebells in May are stunning.
Written October 3, 2021
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Traveler
London, UK19 contributions
Loved it
Apr 2021
This place is awesome and I would encourage it for all ages .. when the flowers are in full bloom in March - April.
Written August 30, 2021
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LWB888
London, UK504 contributions
May is the best season!
May 2021 • Solo
May might be the best season to visit Isabella plantation. Make sure you find the Still Pond, where all of the azaleas surrounding the pond just magical. It is always tricky to get there. Phone signal/ map just barely works. I keep on getting lost here. Fortunately the plantation is so beautiful that I don’t mind to go around in circles. Today it was very crowded as people gasped about the beauty of the place.
Written May 9, 2021
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Ray
Staines, UK773 contributions
Isabella Plantation
Apr 2021
Disappointingly there was no Lady Isabella Gardner who started planting exotic flowers here on her return from even more exotic locations. The name Isabel simply means grey, yellow soil of this enclosed area because this is how this boggy, soggy area looked like few centuries ago.

But now it's definitely a Bella as Italian would say. This little park within a park has a biodiversity of mini botanical garden. Other than the local trademark ancient oak trees, bluebell, daffodils flowers, there are chestnut, strawberry trees, fungi, many species of butterflies 🦋 moths and other little animals that come out only at night. And with a free entry for everyone, this is as good as it can get.
Written April 13, 2021
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Ian C
122 contributions
Beautiful woodlands, ponds and streams
Nov 2020
The Plantation is a complete contrast to the rest of Richmond Park where the deer roam freely, having been established as a woodland area, fenced off to keep the deer out, in the early 19th century, with an interconnecting series of pounds and streams.

It is also a pleasure to be away from the dog walkers and the cyclists which seem to have taken over the park - the cyclists in particular, with so many of them on a busy afternoon and many going at a speed that makes crossing the road difficult at times.

It was thoroughly enjoyable to explore the different habitats and ponds, following the streams that connect them.

We parked at the adjacent car park which had spaces, unlike the one at the park's main Richmond entrance, though there was an inevitable queue for drinks and snacks.

The Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park is full of rhododendrons which must be a riot of colour in the spring, when I shall return, but perhaps during the week when it will be quieter. There were however some brilliant autumn colours to be seen throughout the Plantation even now.
Written November 28, 2020
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sally b
London, UK17 contributions
Very pretty and peaceful
May 2020
azaleas are stunning in late spring but beautiful at any time of the year. Highly recommended along with the rest of Richmond Park.
Written October 30, 2020
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H. Mehter
33 contributions
Nice garden.
Sep 2020 • Couples
Visited Isabella plantation in September. It’s a long thirty minute walk from the bus stop. Not very well sign posted so we used google maps to get around the park.Nice trees and greenery in the park however this time of the year not many flowers.Busy garden with many visitors. There are public toilets in the garden and lots of seating areas. Perhaps we will visit the garden earlier in the year when the flowers has blossomed.
Written September 23, 2020
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Alex B
London, UK11 contributions
An oasis of peace and calm
Sep 2019
What a beautiful and peaceful place. Paradise on earth, particularly in early May when it's looking its very best.

If you happen to be going in the summer months it can get a bit busy in the middle of the day so consider going early or late on.
Written August 19, 2020
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Katie W
6 contributions
Beautiful gardens
Sep 2019
These gardens are stunning at any time of year but if you can time your visit towards the end of April or May then you will see all the rhododendrons in full bloom. Absolutely worth a visit.
Written August 3, 2020
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Karen N
3 contributions
Lovely
Mar 2020 • Couples
Came here for a Saturday morning stroll. Lovely waterways, paths, trees, flowers and wildlife. Nice clear paths and marked trails. Would recommend
Written March 14, 2020
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