35 years on the new Jubilee Gardens have been restored by Dutch landscape architects West 8 in time for the Diamond Jubilee.
New features of the gardens include 10,700sqm of high-quality turf and flowerbeds planted with Geraniums. There are elegant granite edges, formed from 1,169 granite pieces, providing extensive seating alongside a generous new granite path network.
Some 27 lighting columns have been installed, together with a brand new playground including a ‘timber tangle’, ‘jungle arena’, ‘spider web’ and a flock of wooden sheep, while 69 mature new trees have been planted including English and Pin Oaks, Common Beeches, Red Beeches, Sweetgums, Bald Cypresses and Small Leaved Limes.
Kate Hoey, MP for Vauxhall, said: “I am so delighted that Jubilee Gardens are open in time for Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee weekend. These gardens are loved by the local residents, the wider local community and now will be able to be enjoyed by millions from all over the world. My thanks to everyone who has made this happen.”
The Jubilee Gardens Trust have now taken over responsibility for managing and maintaining the Gardens.
To view a slideshow of images of the completed gardens, click on the image above.
For more information, visit www.west8.nl/projects/jubilee_gardens