The Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust
Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
Last updated Thursday 26 November 2020
Trust office closed from Thursday 5 November
Following the latest government guidance, the Trust office will be effectively closed from the end of Wednesday 4 November, however Trust staff will revert to working remotely and we will be able to handle the majority of our usual functions during this time.
There will inevitably be some delays to some of our procedures during this time, so we would be grateful for your patience while we assist you.
Tree appointments and architectural site visits
These visits are still going ahead, following social distancing precautions as much as possible. If you have an appointment booked over the next few weeks and wish to check it or re-arrange it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Square tennis courts
The Trust's Central Square tennis courts will reopen from Wednesday 2 December. Bookings can be made via our website.
As a reminder, these courts are only for the use of residents of Hampstead Garden Suburb. Sessions must be booked online in advance, and they are only to be used by those playing tennis, and strictly not for professional coaching.
Gardening and other maintenance which is carried out by the Trust's contractors will continue as normal, operating in line with government guidance where possible.
Protecting one of the most perfect examples of the unique English invention and speciality - the garden suburb
The importance of Hampstead Garden Suburb in the history of 20th Century architecture and town planning cannot be overestimated. The brainchild of Henrietta Barnett, the Suburb was to be a model community with people of all classes living together in beautiful houses set in a verdant landscape. Laid out by Raymond Unwin, with Edwin Lutyens, the houses and flats represent the best of English domestic architecture of the early twentieth century.
Today, it is an environment of international significance. The eminent architectural historian, Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, described it as "the most nearly perfect example of that English invention and speciality, the garden suburb".
The Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust was set up in 1968 "to do all things possible to maintain and preserve the present character and amenities" of Hampstead Garden Suburb. The Trust operates a Scheme of Management, which ensures that the architectural standards of the Suburb's founders are maintained. The Trust publishes policies for the protection of the character of the Suburb and householders must obtain the Trust's approval before making changes to the external appearance of their property.