The South Flower Walk in Kensington Gardens will be undergoing improvement works from Monday 19 January to late March. These works will take place at two locations - at the western Palace Gate end of the walk and at the eastern Albert Memorial end.
Improvements that will take place at the western end include:
- decongesting the entrance area of unnecessary lines of railings
- removing the unsuitable Ilex which has been allowed to grow too large, blocking views along the flower walk
- creating a more inviting entrance to encourage visitors to walk through and enjoy these flower gardens
- creating a circular seating area surrounded by a yew hedge to allow for an overflow seating area for the popular Palace Gate catering kiosk
- cleaning and better setting of the Esme Percy Memorial Dog Fountain. The footpath edges will be repaired and a gravel surface dressing will denote a change to a quieter area of the Gardens.
At the eastern end, improvements will include:
- creating a new gated entrance from the memorial side
- creating another central seating area with improved benches, hedging and landscaped beds to complete the three roundels along the flower walk.
During the works the eastern entrance near the Albert Memorial will need to be closed but the area through 'Snob's Crossing' near Queens Gate will remain fully accessible for visitors. At the western end a diversion will be in place through West Snake walk.
Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.