Lionel Smith, an RHS-sponsored PhD student who is part of the borough’s grounds team is leading the project as part of his research, which looks at covering an area with suitable plants that contain no grass. They include daisy, bugle, bachelor's buttons and hawkweed.
Planting a public space with specially selected and researched plants would give him an insight into how people react to this non-traditional lawn, he said. Previously all his research was done on experimental plots at Reading University.
"Lawns are normally associated with closely trimmed grass but mine are, I believe, entitled to be called that too. They are not only beautiful and easy to maintain but environmentally friendly. It will be interesting to see how visitors to Avondale Park react."
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea parks manager Barrie Maclaurin said: "We try to give residents great spaces and believe these flowering lawns, although experimental, have good potential and will be well received."
Plants are currently being propagated and grown in the borough’s nursery and will be planted in March 2013. The lawn should start flowering in late April and reach a peak in May but also carry through to June.