Sundial Kennington Park Gardens
The new sundial was made from Welsh slate by Sam Flintham, a student of historic stone carving at the City & Guilds of London Art School in Kennington. Photo: LUC

Kennington Park Flower Garden lies within the Grade II registered Kennington Park in South London which was originally opened in 1854. The Flower Garden was laid out in 1931 as the park’s horticultural highlight, based on the concept of an Old English flower garden developed by Lieut. Col. J.J. Sexby of the London County Council in the 1890s. Today the park has a huge potential audience and Oval Underground Station is only a five-minute walk away.

The site had become severely rundown and was not fulfilling its full potential for the people of Lambeth. The project has revived the neglected and run-down flower garden, with its 1930s heritage as the basis of the scheme, thus creating a new resource for all generations to enjoy. The high degree of consultation meant that the community became involved with the garden, and took an interest in the meticulous research and a new pride in the history of the garden.

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