Everything you need to know about the top Parks/Gardens in Chelsea and Kensington.
We know London is a beautiful city and there is nothing better than good weather and being out and about in the capital. We know a thing or two about Chelsea and Kensington, in fact, we have taken part in the Chelsea Flower show previously.
For now, we’ve put together some of the standout Gardens and Parks we think you should check out!
Did you know that Kensington Gardens was part of Hyde Park at one point? This garden has a lovely blend between old and new and a wealth of green space. What you also might not know is that you can learn a thing or two from the park as it has its very own allotment. So, you can learn a thing or two about growing fresh fruit and veg in no time. Kensington Gardens is one of the eight Royal Parks and it covers quite a lot of ground, 265 acres to be exact. Learn more about Kensington Gardens here.
Chelsea Physic Garden
This back goes way back, 1673 to be exact, making it the oldest park in London, second in the UK. This parks dedication to the local area and local community is a testament to what nature should be all about. Not only is the garden something to be proud of in London, but it’s one of the most respected gardens in Europe. The park is dedicated to the well-being of humankind and the impact plants have on the environment. The parks mission statement is “One Garden, One Place” – learn more about it here.
Kensington Memorial Park
This park has been public since 1926 and was introduced to the public by Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyall. The foundations and reason for the park’s existence were because the Kensington War Memorial Committee wanted to establish a well-deserved tribute for those who fought in WWI. The park gives a real family vibe, and this is a result of the activities you can get up to with seasonal water-play facilities a large playground as well as accommodation for tennis, football, and cricket. To learn more about the park and to plan a day with the kids, learn more here.
St Luke’s Gardens
This particular park used to be a burial ground but that’s not the case anymore, in 1881 it was transformed into a park for public use. It’s been said that the flowers found on these grounds are unusual – but very beautiful – with exotic colours and plants you’ll find joy by what’s on display. To learn more about the park and its features, opening times find it here.
Now that we’ve given you a bit of a guide of 4 parks you can check out in Chelsea and Kensington, we’d like to point you in the direction of some of the work we’ve done in these areas.
The trade stand has been designed and planted to provide an attractive show display at the Chelsea Flower Show 2014 for Hartley Botanic. It has been awarded by RHS as the best trade stand at the show – check out the pictures here.
The trade stand provided an attractive show display at the Chelsea Flower Show 2013 for Hartley Botanic. It has been awarded by RHS as the best presentation award at the show. See the full display here.
If all this flower talk and pretty parks have flared up your appetite for more then make sure you visit the Chelsea Flower Show this September – The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity and their aim is to enrich everyone’s life through plants and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place. See more here.
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