The peace of Kensington Gardens is a sharp contrast to the hub of activity of Hyde Park, just a short walk away.
Starting life as a King's playground and the home of Kensington Palace, the Park was designed for royalty to relax and for over a century, you’ve been able to come to this green space to do so too.
Whether you marvel at the Italian Gardens, take your kids to see the Peter Pan statue or to play at the Dianna Memorial Playground or admire of one of the many magnificent trees, Kensington Gardens is a special green space for all to enjoy.
As the charity for the Royal Parks, we exist to enhance, protect and preserve Kensington Gardens and all of London's amazing Royal Parks, for future generations.
With your fantastic support, we’re able to reach out to make Kensington Gardens part of more people’s lives by raising funds for a wide variety of projects from wildlife conservation and landscape restoration, to community sport, education and art.
Every day, people, trees and wildlife benefit from our work. Play your part and support the Royal Parks today!
Find out where your support goes
The Isis Education Centre
Made possible by the support of Halcyon Gallery and many more generous donors, the Isis Education Centre at The LookOut, Hyde Park welcomes children, adults and community groups alike and introduces them to the natural world in the heart of the city.
Italian Gardens Restoration
Thanks to the generous support from The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, the Italian Gardens in Kensington Gardens have been restored to recapture their former glory.
Designed by artists and school children alike, these amazing deckchairs have brought art into the Parks and raised thousands of pounds to support the Royal Parks, thanks to generous support from Bloomberg.
Every year, Community Teamworks volunteers from Goldman Sachs generously give up their time to help conserve vital areas of habitat by removing invasive plant species from Buckhill in Kensington Gardens.
Meditation in the Park
We partnered with Headspace to create a free 'walking meditation' for the Royal Parks.
Trumpet Drinking Fountain
A recent addition to the Kensington Gardens for thirsty visitors, made possible as part of the Tiffany Across the Water programme.
Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon
Raising millions for charities, helping thousands look after their health and wellbeing through exercise, this 13.1 mile run races through four Royal Parks every October.
Isis in Hyde Park
Created by sculptor Simon Gudgeon and donated by Halcyon Gallery, Isis brings art into the Park and through 1,000 dedicated plaques around its base, makes education possible in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.
Royal Parks Foundation Ultra, partnered with Scope
Combining the highlights of London and five Royal Parks, this 50k Ultra marathon tests your endurance and raises vital funds for the Royal Parks Foundation and our partner charity, Scope.
Pulse3K is a 3km run for 11-16 year olds in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens encouraging young people get fit for their sport and feel a sense of achievement as they race on the same day at the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon.
Caring for the Diana Memorial Playground
Thanks to a generous donation, we've been able to give some extra care and attention to this fantastic playground in Kensington Gardens.
Yoga in the Park
We've partnered with Yeotown Health Retreat to hold large-scale yoga sessions by the Round Pond in Kensington Gardens.