Friends of Gwendwr Gardens [FoGG]

 

Gwendwr Gardens

 

Gwendwr Gardens

These gardens are situated in West Kensington in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, just off the North End Road and about 150m NW of West Kensington Station. They were set up as a memorial to the damage caused by enemy bombing, particularly on the night of the 20th February 1944.

 

See memorial, history of the bombing, and map of the bomb damage.

 

Links to History of the Gardens on other sites 1 2

 

FoGG

We have set up FoGG in late 2019 so that the local community could influence and enhance the upkeep and use of this small park.  Our remit also includes the nearby dog park and play area. We are a small group of enthusiasts with big ideas and plans for the future

Our next meeting / Sunday, 5 April at 4pm

At AB Resto / North End Crescent

Please let us know if you intend to come. See below.

A small project completed.

We have planted more than 500 snowdrop bulbs



lift a square of turf


some snowdrops


put the turf back


repeat many times 

We will find out in the spring how smart the sqirrel is. Perhaps he just sees our work as an "Advent Calendar" for squirrels.

 

Being involved

If you are interested in being involved in this group, or would like to hear about our next meeting or planned activities, please contact one of the following.

Secretary: Omid Miri - omidmiri@outlook.com

Chair:  John Griffiths - truefeelings@gmail.com 07789 095 748

We have an email group which we encourage you to join. https://groups.io/g/Gwendwr

 

The Parks Department's welcome notice reads as follows

 

Before the Second World War, the site of Gwendwr Gardens had been the Cedars lawn tennis club. In 1948 the freeholders of the land, the Gunter Estate,offered the site to Fulham Borough Council on the understandingthat it was to be laid out as a memorial pleasure ground for the benefit of local residents.

Mr. R.G. Gunter contibuted towards the cost of laying out the land as a commemoration of the extensive damage that the area had suffered during the war, particularly during the night of 20 February 1944.

The gardens were opened to the public on 23 July1949.

A statue by H.Cawthra entitled 'Meditation' and a plaque commemorating the opening of the gardens did stand on the west side