Kensington Palace Sunken Garden

Irrigation works for redesigned Sunken Garden and statue adjacent to the Grade I-listed Baroque Orangery.

Skelly & Couch have been involved in several projects at the Orangery on the site of the Grade I-listed Royal Residence Kensington Palace, which dates back to the 17th century.

The latest project covers new irrigation and services design for the Sunken Garden, where a statue honouring Diana, Princess of Wales has been unveiled by her sons Prince William and Prince Harry. 

Our work included:

  • Identification and strip-out of redundant services within the garden, some dating back to the garden’s original construction

  • Design of a new automatic and fully compliant water top-up system to the pond. This senses the pond’s water level and feeds water to the pond when it drops below the set level.

  • External lighting design to light the statue

  • All services within the garden are below ground and fully hidden from view.