Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gardens is a royal park in London surrounding the Kensington Palace. Until 1728, it was part of Hyde Park, because near the Kensington Palace - the park was closed to visitors for a long time. At the moment, there are a large number of museums and galleries around the park, so tourists and residents of the city have chosen this. In these gardens, the book "Peter Pan in Kensington Garden" is unfolding, where the nannies lost their children, after which they entered the country of Neverland. In 1912, the author of the book established a statue of Peter Pan.

Kensington Gardens

In 1689, William III moved to Kensington for asthma, where he could breathe fresh air. The king invited designers to turn the Nottingham House into a palace. But they didn’t manage to do it - the building was more like a beautiful residential building than a palace. Kensington Palace is surrounded by Dutch gardens, whose area is almost 11 hectares. Subsequently, from century to century, gardens were constantly rebuilt and increased. In the 18th century, Queen Anna ordered the construction of a red brick greenhouse, Queen Carolina increased the park’s land, Charles Bridgman ( the royal gardener ) spent long alleys in the park and built a round pond.

Under George II, it was decided to open Kensington gardens for the public, but nonetheless, Queen Carolina introduced a dress code - servants guarded the entrances and did not miss poorly dressed ones. In the gardens you can find linden alleys, tulip trees. The deep garden is a great example of the Dutch garden, broken in 1906-1909. Consists of 3 tiers with beautiful flower beds that descend to the pond with lilies. On the upper tier, annuals grow on the rest of the seasonal plants: tulips, forget-me-nots, daffodils. In summer, forms bloom with long inflorescence of red flowers and xiphoid leaves, harmoniously planted around the edges of flower beds.

Kensington Gardens

In Kensington Gardens, Lake Serpentine hosts swims for the prize of Peter Pan. Walking in the park is hard not to notice the big golden Memorial of Prince Albert. The statue erected in 1860 was so noticeable that during the Second World War I it was necessary to remove the gilding, which could serve as a guide for German bombers. At the moment, the statue is again shining with its gilded.

In Kensington gardens, kites are often launched, and boat competitions are held at Krugl Ponda. On weekdays, puppet shows are held, and on Thursday there are concerts.

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Kensington Gardens - geographical coordinates
Latitude: 51.507222
Longitude: -0.180278


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