Brondesbury Park shown within Greater London
|Area||17.22 km2 (6.65 sq mi)|
|Population||13,023 (Brondesbury & Brondesbury Park)|
|– density||756/km2 (1,960/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Ceremonial county||Greater London|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|UK Parliament||Hampstead and Kilburn|
|London Assembly||Brent and Harrow|
Brondesbury Park is an affluent suburb and electoral ward of the London Borough of Brent, in the Brondesbury district and centred on Brondesbury Park railway station. The area has a number of open spaces, such as Queen's Park and Tiverton Green.
Humphry Repton's Brondesbury Park
Brondesbury Park is so called because the celebrated landscape designer Humphry Repton named it Brondesbury Park when he designed Lady Salusbury's garden at her newly purchased house called 'Brandsbury' in Willesden in 1789. Repton produced one of his famous 'Red Books' for Brondesbury, which has been republished in facsimile by , along with his Red Book for Glemham Hall in Suffolk.
Repton planned a garden with views across London, but Lady Salusbury wanted shade rather than sweeping views. The grounds of Lady Salusbury’s house only amounted to 10 acres, but Repton, who had found very few trees there, planted hundreds or mature trees and shrubs. Lady Salusbury was so delighted with the work that she gave Repton a substantial bonus of £50.
The street names in the area today attest to its former existence as landscaped parkland, with the street named Brondesbury Park leads into Salusbury Road.
The ward returns three councillors to sit on Brent Council.
In the 2006 local elections Brondesbury Park was won by the Liberal Democrats, who climbed from third place in 2002 to take all three seats. This was widely attributed to the defection of campaigner Carol Shaw, who left the Conservatives to join the Liberal Democrats shortly before the Brent East by-election in 2003. The party retained the seats at the 2010 elections.
- Willesden, to the north-west
- Mapesbury, to the north
- Kilburn and Brondesbury, to the east
- Queen's Park, to the south
- Kensal Green and Harlesden, to the west
- "A Profile of Brent" (PDF). London Borough of Brent. London Borough of Brent/ONS. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
- Repton, Humphry (1994). The Red Books for Brandsbury and Glemham Hall. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Reprints and Facsimiles in Landscape Architecture. ISBN 978-0-88402-227-5.
- Williams, Cunnington and Hewlett, Leslie R., Win and Geoffrey (1985). "Evidence for a Surviving Humphry Repton Landscape: Barnhills Park, Wembley". Transactions of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society 36: 189–202.
- http://www.brentlibdems.org.uk/news/42.html?PHPSESSID=b9cdf076d9eec76889665a536864dedb brentlibdems.org.uk
- "Election results for Brondesbury Park". Borough Council election - Thursday, 6th May, 2010. Brent Council. Retrieved 15 May 2010.
- Brondesbury Park Ward Facts and figures from Brent Council