A secret garden is for sale in London - for the first time in 165 years

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A row of mansions flank the pretty garden (SWNS)

A privately-owned acre of gardens in London has come up for sale for the first time since it was built in the Victorian era.

Prince's Square Gardens, created in 1856, is one of the exclusive areas of greenery near Notting Hill in the capital.

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The square is currently used by paying members who spend £400 a year plus a £300 joining fee for the right to use the garden.

Now it's up for sale, the price tag of the garden is only available to those who enquire about buying it.

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The gardens come with a set of rules which include dogs and parties of 10 or more needing to be approved by a committee (SWNS)

"Over the course of last year, there has been an increased focus on access to outside space,” says estate agent Luke Hawsbury, development director at Savill's.

"This asset offers something that so many people who live in London want, which makes it a once-in-a -generation opportunity to become the owner of a one-acre garden in central London.

"We expect interest from a wide range of sources, but in particular from local stakeholders, who don’t have access to outside space and where this will enhance either a business or indeed, a lifestyle.”

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As well as being one of the rare dog-friendly gardens in London, other notable features include the manicured lawn, a perimeter of mature trees and a butterfly area.

There is also a recently-installed playground, a wildlife space, and the “Perfume Garden” which is made up of plants like clematis, honeysuckle and climbing roses.

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The garden sits on an acre of land near Notting Hill (SWNS)

The playground includes a roofed lookout tower, lower den, rock climb, rope climb, ladder, slide, monkey bars, two sets of swings including a pair of cradle swings and 'stretch and walk' posts.

Two mature London plane trees, which date back to an 1869 Ordnance Survey, also still stand today.

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Those who frequent Prince's Square Gardens also need to abide by a set of rules – dogs need to be registered and any parties of over 10 people also need to be pre-approved by the committee.

Additional reporting by SWNS.

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