Chelsea Embankment Gardens


The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea


Chelsea, London


Landscape design for Chelsea Embankment Gardens

This scheme is for the restoration of the Chelsea Embankment Gardens and seeks to visually reunite and connect the spaces, so that they feel like an extension of one another. The existing site is tired and lacks visual interest.

BoonBrown Landscape Architects have worked closely alongside the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the Chelsea Steering Group and Chelsea Physic Garden to come up with a drought-tolerant design that focuses on repetition of planting species and design features between the two sites, to create visual unity. Key entrance spaces will be enhanced through mounded planting beds, incorporating naturalistic planting. Swathes of bulbs and multi-stemmed ornamental trees will also serve to provide visual screening to the busy road, whilst retaining passive surveillance. Yew hedging serves to frame key entrance spaces and the setting of the many statues within the park. There are aspirations to restore the existing Victorian drinking fountain in a bid to reduce singleuse plastics.