The plot of land which has become Bonnington Square Gardens was cleared by a bomb during the Second World War and stood empty until the 1970s, when the local council made a weak attempt at turning it into a playground, before abandoning it to wild grass and stinging nettles. The council were reminded of its existence in the 1990s and to ensure that it could be used as a small park, local residents banded together to buy the land. It is now a peaceful corner of a busy London borough; still maintained by the local residents. Full details of the gardens and a more detailed history can be found on its website.


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