Place    From 1689 

Kensington Gardens

Royal Parks say: "William III bought what was originally part of Hyde Park in 1689.  An asthma sufferer, the king found the location quiet and the air salubrious and so he commissioned Sir Christopher Wren to design the redbrick building that is Kensington Palace. Queen Anne enlarged the Palace Gardens by 'transferring' 30 acres from Hyde Park and was responsible for the creation of the Orangery in 1704."
Queen Caroline extended the Gardens even further into Hyde Park.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Kensington Gardens

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Buck Hill bastion

This is really an information board rather than a plaque and has a number of ...

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Ha-ha in Hyde Park

We find the terminology used on the information board confusing; 'bastion' is...

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Other Subjects

Task Force Trees

Task Force Trees

Countryside Commission's Task Force Tree Programme

Group, Gardens / Agriculture

2 memorials
Southwark Park

Southwark Park

The Park was created mainly from market gardens. More information at  Historic England. The opening day is variously given as 19 or 9. An information board at each of the main entrances to the par...

Place, Gardens / Agriculture

2 memorials
Kai Leslie

Kai Leslie

We are not certain that these dates are for her life or for the time that she was associated with Ennismore Gardens.

Person, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial
Tree Council

Tree Council

The Tree Council was founded in 1974 to keep up the momentum of 1973's National Tree Planting Year - "Plant a Tree in '73". They ran the first National Tree Week in 1975 and in 2004 claimed that up...

Group, Gardens / Agriculture

4 memorials
Portman Square Garden

Portman Square Garden

Laid out and the plane trees planted following private Acts of Parliament of 1780 and 1823.

Place, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial