Chelsea Embankment Gardens, Albert Bridge Gardens, Battersea Bridge Garden, Chelsea Bridge Garden and St Thomas More Gardens

Address: Chelsea Embankment SW3

Sculpture of WhistlerPleasant gardens alongside the busy Chelsea Embankment with spring and summer bedding, trees, shrubs and grass areas. The Bridge gardens provide pleasing surroundings whilst walking alongside the Thames. Near the Chelsea Embankment Gardens outside Chelsea Old Church a statue of St Thomas More can be found in St Thomas More Gardens.

History

These small gardens at the feet of the bridges were created after the Thames was embanked by Sir Joseph Bazalgette in 1869-74. Chelsea Embankment was officially opened in May 1874 by Lieutenant Col Sir James MacNaughton Hogg, Chairman of the Metropolitan Board of Works.