Prince Philip - Duke of Edinburgh

1921 - 2021

It is with deep sadness that the Council and residents have learned of the death of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh.

The death of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh.

St Mary Abbots Gardens

About St Mary Abbots Gardens

St Mary Abbots Gardens has gardens and seating areas near Kensington High Street.


Kensington Church Street W8

Opening times

7.30am until dusk

History of St Mary Abbots Gardens

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. He was the President of The Kensington Society from 1978 until his death in 1985. The gardens are next to St Mary Abbots Gardens.

The land was wasteland behind the Old Town Hall. Developers agreed to give part of the land to the Church School and keep part of it as open space.

After a friend asked where he could plan a rose garden in Alec Clifton-Taylor's memory, the garden became a memorial to him.