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Albert Promontory Garden | Award-winning landscape comes to life in Battersea Park

22 Jan 2018

A nostalgic blend of pathway and plantscape

Work is complete this month (January 2018) on a stunning new landscape along the Thames beyond Albert Bridge in Battersea Park: the Promontory Garden.  The award-winning design by Keary Design Associates has transformed a hitherto closed and unused area of park just 50m east of Albert Bridge.  Projecting some 12 metres into the River Thames, the Promontory Garden has taken shape over the past three months, funded by Wandsworth Council and the Friends of Battersea Park.  At a cost of £95,000, the new garden’s winning design was selected by the Society of Garden Designers in a design competition at The Landscape Show in 2013.  Chosen for its design excellence in reflecting the English Heritage style and status of the Park and its promise to enhance the riverside views from both banks of the Thames and the park itself, the Promontory Garden’s construction has been underway since November 2017.

Albert Promontory Garden Battersea Design

Riverside views extended

The Promontory, located towards the north west corner of the park,  was previously a predominantly grassed area with semi-mature and mature trees flanked on all four sides by iron railings.  The new Albert Promontory Garden is now finished (January 2018), awaiting its spring flourish when the herbaceous plants start to show.  Retaining the railings and a number of the existing trees, this carefully considered planting palette and its clean and simple design features curved walkways sympathetic to the Victorian design style utilised along the rest of the Park’s river frontage.

Enable Leisure and Culture manage Battersea Park on behalf of Wandsworth Council.

The Plant Palette: Battersea Park Promontory Garden

  • Acer palmatum ‘Chitoseyama’
  • Acer palmatum ‘Osakazuki’
  • Ilex crenata ‘Golden Gem’
  • Mahonia eurybracteata Soft Caress
  • Asarum europaeum
  • Aster frikartii ‘Monch’
  • Astilbe chinensis pumila
  • Astilbe chinensis pumila
  • Astrantia major rosea
  • Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’
  • Epimedium versicolor ‘Sulphureum’
  • Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’
  • Iris sibirica ‘Snow Queen’
  • Kirengoshama palmata
  • Kniphofia ‘Coral Flame’
  • Libertia peregrinans ‘Gold Leaf’
  • Liriope muscari
  • Liriope muscari ‘Variegata’
  • Monarda ‘Squaw’
  • Paeonia lactiflora ‘Sarah Bernhardt’
  • Penstemon ‘Garnet’
  • Rodgersia podophyllum
  • Tellima grandiflora ‘Purpurea’
  • Veronicastrum virginicum
  • Asplenium scolopendrium
  • Blechnum spicant
  • Matteuccia struthiopteris
  • Carex morrowii Variegata

Responsible for the garden’s construction, the landscape contractor is Blakedown Landscapes SE Limited.  Trees supplied by Deepdale Trees and plants by Robin Tacchi Plants.


Keary Design Associates

Landscape Design, Landscape Architecture, Garden Design

bali_2016_landscape_awards_winner_rgb-jpgv2At Keary Design Associates, we are multi-disciplined Landscape Architects based in the East Midlands.  We offer solutions from feasibility to completion and an innovative and realistic approach to landscape architecture.  As an experienced landscape designer practice, we work hand-in-hand with our clients, their teams and the elements of their supply chain.  We design and plan for residential, commercial, private and public projects in the built environment across the Midlands and nationwide.

With sustainable landscape design at our heart and project management skills in our heads, our management process is comprehensive, structured and precise.  All elements of your project can be co-ordinated by us.  Keary Design Associates focus on the delivery of beautifully inspiring, sustainable and effective landscaping schemes.