The gardens on the Hyde Park Estate are owned and managed by the Church Commissioners for England and play a key part in the environmental and ecological strategy on the Hyde Park Estate. In 2018 the gardens met the target which ensured that 10% of the Estate was ‘green’ – not only with the garden spaces but by installing planters on unused paved areas, green roofs on new developments and olive trees throughout Connaught Village.
On the 7 April, the Hyde Park Estate Gardens opened four newly designed gardens for the first time to the public, including the Water Gardens which uniquely feature vast expanses of open water.
Guests were able to tour the four stunning gardens which included The Water Gardens, Coniston Court, Devonport and The Quadrangle, all open for one day only in the leafy community of Connaught Village.
Cristina Refolo, Director of Refolo Landscape Architect gave a 20-30 minute talk covering the history of the site and the design ethos behind the renovations, including sustainability and biodiversity objectives.
We hope to open the gardens again this year, so keep your eyes peeled!