A whole new world opened up for me. I finally grasped, which I had only really suspected before, how nice it would be to live in Hampstead Garden Suburb. For starters Suburb dwellers have their very own 'Garden' gate onto Hampstead Heath, aptly named Heathgate. Here Suburb dwellers in their droves step out onto the Heath to exercise their spaniels.
|Heathgate, looking from the Hampstead Heath Extension towards St Jude-on-the-Hill|
|Approach to Hampstead Garden Suburb from the Hampstead Heath Extension|
|St Jude-on-the-Hill: Reverend Benjamin, eat your heart out|
|The Free Church, Hampstead Garden Suburb|
|Quaker Meeting House, Hampstead Garden Suburb|
|The Henrietta Barnett School|
The flower beds in Central Square are lovely, filled with ageing marigolds when I visited.
|Oranges and lemons? But the bells of St Jude's don't ring: a stipulation of the Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust|
What would Henrietta Barnett think of Garden Suburb now? She might feel socially at ease with its mostly well-heeled inhabitants but that the social reforming aim behind her work had been forgotten.
There are a few more pics from my Suburb foray here.