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Julian Meers Italian Garden

Julian Meers Italian Garden

The unveiling of the Julian Meers Italian Garden at Promtastic! June 2023

This terraced garden is named after QPF’s founder, Julian Meers, with an Italian reference to the very splendid Italianate style St Raphael’s Catholic Church right opposite it. 

The restoration of this once mightily overgrown area took many months, and in doing so has unveiled its original Victorian terracing. We’ve gone for a drought-tolerant and Mediterranean style planting scheme. 

Before we started work – it was overgrown and hiding the lovely Victorian terracing

Bringing this forgotten unusual historic section of the promenade back to its former glory gripped our volunteers for a long time and caused many cheers from the wider public.

The Victorian terracing revealed
Planting up the terraced garden
The Mayor of Kingston, Councillor Diane White opening the gardens at Promtastic! June 2023, pictured with QPF’s founder, Julian Meers