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The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is the smallest borough in London, but, with a population of approximately 180,000 is one of the most densely populated boroughs in the UK.

The borough contains many of the most expensive residential districts in London, with Holland Park and Kensington Gardens acting as the borough’s primary open spaces.

idverde has provided green space management services to The Royal Borough since 2002, and was very proud to be re-awarded the contract in January 2008 for a twelve year term, followed by a further 10-year contract in 2021, which will see the operation reach carbon neutrality in year one.

The Borough has won Gold in the London in Bloom competition on numerous occasions.

In 2013, we were presented with a prestigious Principal Award from the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) in recognition of its high standards of maintenance in the Kyoto and Fukushima Garden within Holland Park.

There has been significant investment in the Parks, Open Spaces and Cemeteries both by the Royal Borough and by idverde.  In recent years there have been a number of large capital investments in the Borough, including a state of the art wet play area at Kensington Memorial Park, a complete overhaul of Little Wormwood Scrubs (resulting in a Green Flag for the first time in 2011), a new play area and toilet block with green wall and roof at St Luke’s, and an improvement in the play areas and infrastructure at Westfield Park (again resulting in a Green Flag for the first time in 2011).

The partnering contract includes managing and maintaining the prestigious Green Flag accredited Holland Park with its famous Kyoto Japanese gardens, social services sites throughout the Borough, and all parks, gardens, cemeteries & grave digging, maintenance of sports pitches, shrub, flower and rose bed maintenance, parks patrol and security, building cleansing & sports management including booking services.

Contact Us


Holland Park Nursery
Abbotsbury Road

Tel: 0207 371 6619

Email: rbkc@idverde.co.uk