Created in 1726, Grosvenor Square, sitting in the heart of Mayfair, is one of London’s largest and oldest garden squares – also home to the Bridgerton family in Netflix’s blockbuster series. Fast forward 300 years and this green space is being re-designed to create an extraordinary urban garden with ground breaking environmental credentials – a place that supports people and nature.
Designs by Tonkin Liu will first draw visitors into striking shaded gardens following the edge of the square. Beautiful wildflowers, new trees and diverse planting will frame a meandering path, bringing people closer to nature.
New wetland habitats and waterfall canopies provide dramatic new features as well as storing and recycling water – creating a rich, biodiverse environment for nature and people. At the centre a large an open garden with new seating, creates a space perfect for relaxing and socialising.
Pick your petal.
The team want to hear what you want from urban green spaces and are asking all Londoner’s to have their say on the native wildflowers that should blossom in the redesigned space. Do you want to see dreamy countryside woodland staples such as the bluebell, primrose or cow parsley bloom in the shaded gardens? Or will sweet-smelling honeysuckle, pollinator-welcoming daisies, or forager-friendly blackberries, get your vote?
Get involved here to help make Grosvenor Square one of the capital’s most outstanding green spaces and be in with the chance of winning a delicious meal in Mayfair for you and three friends in the Café Biltmore, overlooking the square.
The People’s Petal Choice is yours.
Click here to see the detailed proposals for Grosvenor Square