One thing I’ve learned since I’ve been here is that no one does gardens like the Brits.
I had seen images of these beautiful gardens on my Instagram feed for years now, and I figured since I live in London, now was probably a good time to go check them out in real life. Located in Regent’s Park, Queen Mary’s Garden is home to London’s largest collection of roses – with over 12,000 planted! To see the best blooms you should visit during the first two weeks of June. We went right on the tail end of peak season (June 18), and the roses were still breathtaking! The entire garden smelled heavenly, and thanks to some strategically placed shrubbery, it even felt private (despite the fact that there were hundreds of other people there too). There are benches scattered throughout so you can relax, perhaps with a glass of rosé, and enjoy the gardens.
While in Regent’s Park, I also recommend checking out Primrose Hill for beautiful views of London (go at sunset!) and the London Zoo (especially if you have kiddos!). Both of these items I have yet to check off my bucket list, but I plan on hitting them by summers end.
If you find yourself in London in early June, I would say that these gardens are a must-see!