St Luke’s Open Space, Kew – Proposed Improvements to the Community Garden

Closed 1 Nov 2017

Opened 11 Oct 2017

Results Updated 10 Nov 2017

The St Luke's Open Space, Kew - Proposed Improvements to the Community Garden Consultation received 20 responses and a summary of the results can be found at the bottom of the page.

Overall, there was a strong showing of support for the proposal with 85% (17/20) of respondents stating that they either agreed or strongly agreed with the improvements. 5% (1/20) of respondents were neither for nor against the proposal, 5% (1/20) did not answer and 5% (1/20) strongly disagreed with the proposals.

Next Steps

The Parks and Open Spaces Team plan to:
  • Share this report with ward Councillors, the Joint Deputy Leader who is the Cabinet Member for the Environment, Business and Community and community representatives who have been involved in the proposals.
  • Publish this report on the Council’s consultation finder website.
  • Consult with long term contractors on delivering the project and agree upon a start date for the works to take place, with an aim to be completed before Christmas.



As part of our continuing programme to improve our parks and open spaces across the borough, the Parks Department are suggesting a series of enhancements to the community garden at St. Luke’s Open Space, Kew.

We are keen to improve the accessibility of the garden, to upgrade the planting scheme throughout the site and to provide further enhancements to the garden. A detailed drawing illustrating the proposals can be found at the bottom of the page.

A summary of our proposals is as follows:

  • Access to the site will be revised with a new entrance created on Sandycombe Road, between the existing planter and running beneath the wooden pergola. The existing shrub bed will be cut into two and the wisteria on the pergola will be thinned out to make the entrance more accessible to all
  • Other access changes will be to remove the pedestrian access on Victoria Cottages as the adjacent shrub bed will be extended across this entrance. The vehicle gate will remain but will be refurbished. A new wider pedestrian gate will be installed where the gardens meets with the playground to allow access for all users
  • A new planting scheme will be devised to replace some of the existing vegetation with low-lying perennials shrubs and other plants
  • On Sandycombe Road, the existing brickwork will be re-laid in the same pattern but upgraded so that any existing possible trip hazards are removed. Further surface repairs will be carried out within the garden where necessary
  • The Council will also install a new permanent chessboard table and will review the provision of existing benches and litter bins

The aim of this consultation is to inform users and the wider public about our proposals, to establish whether the proposals are supported and to gather feedback. Following the consultation, all feedback will be taken into account by the Cabinet Member for Environment, Business, and Community. 

You can access the online survey below, but if you would like a paper copy, please contact us at

Please be advised that this consultation closes on Wednesday 1 November 2017.


  • Kew Village


  • Open to all


  • Richmond Borough