Italian Gardens


The Italian Gardens was designed by James Pennethorne in 1860.  Prince Albert and Queen Victoria holidayed at the Osborne House on the Isle of Wight (, and being a “keen gardener” the Prince created an “Italian garden with large raised terraces, fountains, urns, and geometric flower beds” and subsequently brought the idea to Kensington Gardens.

The gardens are considered “a site of particular importance” by Historic England, which categorized it as Grade II.  For additional photographs of the Italian Gardens with more detailed commentary, check out Bowl of Chalk’s London walking tour.

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2 Responses to Italian Gardens

  1. Sheryl says:

    The gardens are beautiful. There were some wonderful gardens created in the late 1800s and early 1900s.


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