The work at St Luke’s Gardens is finally over!

Posted on 29 Apr 2021 by

As we have already written, recent months have brought new painting and decorating projects for the public sector in London. One of the projects we got involved in was the renovation of St Luke's Gardens. We are happy to inform you that the work has just finished!

 

About St Luke's Gardens

St Luke's Gardens is a popular place for both local residents and those who visit King's Road. Their history dates back to the late 18th century when increases in Chelsea’s population created a demand for new burial grounds. After searching for a suitable place, a square near Kings Road was selected and in 1812 St Luke's Graveyard was consecrated.

Population growth also made the parish church too small, so it was decided to build a new church in the middle of St Luke's burial grounds. Importantly for us, from the point of view of painters and decorators in London, St. Luke's is one of the first Neo-Gothic churches in London!

Coming back to the gardens - they ceased to serve as burial grounds in 1857 and were converted into a public garden in 1881. The tombstones have been moved and now serve as a boundary wall.

In 1887, a grant from the London County Council made it possible to expand and develop the gardens. The beauty of the gardens was influenced by the selection of specialists (just like today!) - the garden was planted by the local nurseryman and prominent plant collector, James Veitch.

Unfortunately, during the Second World War, St Luke's Garden suffered from bombing. The original fencing for the park was removed in the early 1940s.

Of course, St Luke's Gardens were gradually restored to their former glory. Nowadays, renovation and decoration worksIgnas – reliable painters and decorators in Kensington take place regularly. Such a rich history of St Luke's Park makes us proud to be a part of it and to contribute to keeping them in their natural beauty.

 

The garden serves many Londoners

We love to undertake renovation, painting and decoration works in public facilities that are visited by very large numbers of London residents. This is the case with St. Luke’s Garden. Located in the southwest of London, in Chelsea, and east of Kensington Gardens, this unique garden is divided into two parts - North and South. It offers visitors both a spectacular garden, as well as pleasure grounds where they can wind down in the middle of the day.

Now that we have finished painting and decorating at St Luke's Garden, it is ready to re-welcome visitors and allow them to enjoy the greenery, vibrant colours and charming atmosphere. This is especially important given the fact that pandemic restrictions have recently been loosened, so Londoners will be happy to go outside and go jogging or soak up the sun in some of London's most beautiful gardens.

 

Not our first time with Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

We are very pleased that we had the pleasure of working for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea once again. Restoring places like St. Luke’s Gardens is a real pleasure – it allows us to serve the residents and make their favourite places more beautiful while working in spectacularly charming circumstances and spaces. Definitely, painting and decorating gardens and public facilities in London is one of our favourite types of assignments!

 

If you need painters and decorators with extensive experience in London, don't hesitate to contact us!

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