Address: Kensington Church Street W8
A peaceful haven for relaxation with gardens and seating areas a
short distance from the bustle of Kensington High Street.
Garden Practicalities: Open 7.30am until
The former churchyard of St Mary Abbots opened
as a public garden in 1953.
Alec Clifton-Taylor Memorial Gardens
Alec Clifton-Taylor memorial gardens were designed
in commemoration of Alec Clifton-Taylor, President of The
Kensington Society from 1978 until his death in 1985 and are
situated next to St Mary Abbots Gardens. The land was formerly
wasteland behind the Old Town Hall, which developers agreed to give
partly to the Church School and partly as open space.
The decision to make the garden a memorial to Alec Clifton-Taylor
arose after a friend of his requested where he might plant a rose
garden in his memory.