completed: still in design phase
client: hammersmith and fulham borough council / fulham palace trust
photography: andy sturgeon
A former Bishops Palace, this is a hidden gem on the banks of the Thames in London. This was home to the Bishops of London from the 11th century until 1975. A botanical garden since before Kew there are strong connections with America.
Little remains of the former plants and gardens which were frequently remodeled over the centuries, and much of the grounds are now under the neighbouring allotments. The walls of a walled garden are all that remains visible apart from the palace itself. This project is partially restoration of a historic landscape but there is also the desire to move forward and create a new landscape appropriate for this unique setting. This is potentially one of the most exciting projects we have undertaken.