"…the measure of any great civilisation is in its cities and the measure of a city’s greatness is to be found in the quality of its public spaces, its parks and squares."

John Ruskin

 

Welcome to the official web site for the communal gardens in Kensington Gardens Square, London W2.

This site has been established to provide important information to people interested in the gardens, how they are managed and how to enjoy them. The gardens are for the benefit of the residents of Kensington Gardens Square and have provided many generations of residents invaluable tranquillity in one of London’s busiest neighbourhoods.

The committee of the KGSGA (Kensington Gardens Square Garden Association) would like to encourage active use by all residents, so a major focus of this site is to explain how to become a key holder. Please enjoy reading the information about the gardens and we hope to welcome new key holders throughout the year.

KGSGA Committee

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Garden information

How the Garden is Run
The garden is actively managed by the Committee. The Committee is responsible for the administration of the following: – Weekly
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Garden parties

Parties and barbeques are required to be booked in advance. We are happy for such gatherings to take place in the garden however we stipulate that all parties or BBQ events are booked and the requisite fee is paid in advance (see below). The fee includes a refundable deposit to cover the cost of damages should there be any problems. We request your BBQ unit is placed on the gravel, not the grass and all rubbish is removed afterwards, all tables and chairs returned to their original positions. Do be aware that if your event creates a lot of smoke, annoyance to other users of the garden, or if you haven’t let us know about your event in advance and paid the requisite fee, you will be asked to stop.

Party Fees

There is no charge for gatherings of up to 10 people. After that the following fees apply:

- Up to 25 guests = £50 (+ £50 deposit)

- 25 to 100 guests = £100 (+ £100 deposit)

- Any BBQ's regardless of the number of people = £100 (+ £100 deposit)

- Any request must give 48 hours notice

It is recommended that you contact the Westminster Licensing Team to inquire about a Temporary Events Notice (TEN) - particularly if you are playing music. There is a charge for the TEN. You will also be required to sign a waiver that relinquishes the KGSGA of any liability.

Please also note that you cannot sell alcoholic beverages without obtaining a license.

For enquiries, contact: Garden Committee

Garden calendar and availability:

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This calendar displays the confirmed Kensington Gardens Square bookings.

For enquiries and bookings, contact: Garden Committee

KGS Garden Association committee

Meet the people that are taking care of the garden.
Jim Rea
Jim Rea

Chairman

Garden passionate with a horticultural background.

    Sandra Morgan
    Sandra Morgan

    Treasurer

    Great with numbers.

      Simon Glucina
      Simon Glucina

      Secretary

      Enthusiastic, passionate with great sense of humor.

        Susanne Gahler
        Susanne Gahler

        Garden keys

          Judith Schecter
          Judith Schecter

          Garden Parties

            Jelena Vickovic
            Jelena Vickovic

            Member

              Birgitte Haups
              Birgitte Haups

              Member

                Catherine Ramage
                Catherine Ramage

                Member

                  Jan Kremer
                  Jan Kremer

                  Aspirant member, Website

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                  Kensington Gardens Square W2 4DG, London, UK