Shaping the future of Canbury Gardens

Canbury Gardens is a well-used and popular green space with a distinct history. The Gardens are currently facing a range of challenges as increased population arising from surrounding development which places a greater intensity of activity on the Gardens and as a consequence they are being required to work much harder to address the needs of existing and new users.

Areas of the Gardens are being underutilised and piecemeal development has continued to erode the rich historic character. There are conflicts between pedestrians and cyclists, and parts of the gardens have suffered degradation by vehicle ingress and the natural processes of erosion. The masterplan sets out a holistic vision over the next 10-15 years, for future landscape and public realm improvements to both protect and enhance the gardens for existing and future users.

This work follows on from the Riverside Supplementary Planning Document adopted in 2018 which sets out the overall vision for how Kingston's Riverside should change over the next 10-15 years to become a high quality public space benefiting the town and its Thames setting and supporting future growth.

A drop-in session will be held on 1 August to discuss Canbury Gardens and its current use at Kingston Rowing Club. Feel free to drop-in any time from 12-8pm to share your ideas.

If you can't make the event, but would still like to have your say, you can do so using the tool below. The team would be delighted to hear your thoughts and ideas to shape the future of the gardens.

Canbury Gardens is a well-used and popular green space with a distinct history. The Gardens are currently facing a range of challenges as increased population arising from surrounding development which places a greater intensity of activity on the Gardens and as a consequence they are being required to work much harder to address the needs of existing and new users.

Areas of the Gardens are being underutilised and piecemeal development has continued to erode the rich historic character. There are conflicts between pedestrians and cyclists, and parts of the gardens have suffered degradation by vehicle ingress and the natural processes of erosion. The masterplan sets out a holistic vision over the next 10-15 years, for future landscape and public realm improvements to both protect and enhance the gardens for existing and future users.

This work follows on from the Riverside Supplementary Planning Document adopted in 2018 which sets out the overall vision for how Kingston's Riverside should change over the next 10-15 years to become a high quality public space benefiting the town and its Thames setting and supporting future growth.

A drop-in session will be held on 1 August to discuss Canbury Gardens and its current use at Kingston Rowing Club. Feel free to drop-in any time from 12-8pm to share your ideas.

If you can't make the event, but would still like to have your say, you can do so using the tool below. The team would be delighted to hear your thoughts and ideas to shape the future of the gardens.