Chester Square

Chester Square Garden is named after the city of Chester, near which Eaton Hall – the ancestral home of the Grosvenor family – is situated. It was laid out between 1828 and 1840 by Earl Grosvenor and his surveyor Thomas Cundy, and remains a pleasant, leafy sanctuary, planted with shrubs and herbaceous borders.

Just under 1.5 acres in size, the garden was refurbished in 1997 to the Ordnance Survey map of 1867, and in 2007 the square won a Certificate of Excellence in the Garden Squares competition. Former residents of the square include Matthew Arnold, Mary Shelley, Margaret Thatcher, Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is allowed to use the garden?
Chester Square is available for use by owners of houses or flats that are currently, or used to be before they become freehold, subject to a headlease that allows them access.

Who should I speak to if I require a key for Chester Square Garden?
Contact the Grosvenor Landscape Management office on 020 7730 7788 or email

How much does it cost to have a key for the garden?
There is a one-off charge of £45 per key.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Can I take my dog into the garden?
Dogs are only allowed in the smaller of the two gardens.

Can I have a party in the garden? Is there a charge?
There are certain regulations for having a party in the garden. If you wish to have a party please contact the Grosvenor Landscape Management office on 020 7730 7788 or email

If I have any problems with the condition of the garden who should I speak to?
Grosvenor’s gardeners are frequently in the garden. However if you have an urgent query or problem, please email our office at


Chester Square, London, SW1X


Grosvenor Landscape Management (GLM)
Andrew Maskell, Head of Landscape Management
Simon Lewis, Landscape Manager
020 7730 7788

Key enquiries

Grosvenor Landscape Management Office
020 7730 7788


The garden is run by a committee, in conjunction with Grosvenor. The committee members are elected each year at the AGM by garden members and meet regularly.

Garden Rules

Keys are issued on the following conditions to benefit all garden users. Please download and read the PDF's below.

AGM minutes

Below are the minutes for the Belgrave Square Garden Annual General Meeting held this year.