For a bustling metropolis with plenty of concrete jungle and a sky-high architecture, London is surprisingly lush and verdant — did you know, for instance, that an astounding 45 percent of Greater London is dedicated to gardens? Victoria Summerley’s book, Great Gardens of London, offers an insider view to these floral escapes, detailing the city’s impressive variety — from gardens high above the city (Kensington Roof Gardens) to private paradises (Ormeley Lodge) to the world renown (Chelsea Physic Garden). Below, Summerley’s list of gardens open to the public. Bookmark it for your next trip and don’t forget to check out Great Gardens of London to see these botanical wonderlands in their full splendor.

10 Downing Street
London SW1A 2AA

Bushy Park Allotments
Bushy Park, Hampton Hill TW12 2ST

Chelsea Physic Garden
66 Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4HS

Downings Roads Floating Gardens
31 Mill Street, London SE1 2AX

Eccleston Square
Pimlico, London SW1V 1PB

Eltham Palace
Court Yard, Eltham, London SE9 5QE

Hampton Court Palace
East Molesey KT8 9AU

Inner Temple
London EC4Y 7HL

Kensington Roof Gardens
99 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA

Lansdowne Road
London W11 3LW

Old English Garden
Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ

Ormeley Lodge
Ham Gate Avenue, Richmond TW10 5HB

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Stratford, London E20 2ST

Royal College of Physicians
11 St Andrews Place, London NW1 4LE

St George’s Road
Twickenham TW1 1QS

St Regis Close
Alexandra Park Road, London N10 2DE

Strawberry Hill
268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4ST