Sylvia Crowe's Lost Garden

Removal of significant post-war landscape from the English Heritage register

Dominic Cole CMLI FIOH

The Commonwealth Institute building in Holland Park, off Kensington High Street, is considered by English Heritage to be the second most important modern building in London after the Royal Festival Hall. it is being refurbished to house the Design Museum so that the creation in 1962 by architects Johnson-Marshall and Partners is saved. In contrast, the modernist landscape designed by the renowned landscape architect, Sylvia Crowe (one of the founding members of the Landscape Institute) has completely disappeared.

The landscape in front of the Commonwealth Institute