Kennington Park's Flower Garden reopens after £500k redesign

The flower garden in Kennington Park on will reopen on 18 July following a five month renovation made possible by grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Lambeth council and the Friends of Kennington Park.

Kennington Park. Image: Supplied
Kennington Park. Image: Supplied

Formerly a neglected space which was a magnet for antisocial behaviour and crime, the Flower Garden is once again the lush, quiet oasis it was originally meant to be when it was first created in the 1930s.

The garden now boasts newly landscaped formal beds stocked with a wide range of plants, new and more numerous benches and completely re-laid, level pathways. An extra entrance has been created and the defunct lily pond reinstated.

Another new addition to the garden is the sundial which replaces one destroyed by vandalism. Designed and made by Sam Flintham, a recent graduate from City and Guilds School of Art, the sundial was commissioned by the Friends following a competition with other students.

Once the Flower Garden is reopened, it will host a whole range of activities and events to encourage people to use and explore this new part of their park, including walking tours, wildlife activities and music, art and history projects.

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