Tiffany–Across the Water is Completed with Restoration of the Italian Gardens April 2012
Italian Gardens Image 1
© Royal Parks Foundation 2012
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© Royal Parks Foundation 2012

The beautifully restored Italian Gardens in Kensington Gardens reopened this April to the delight of Londoners and visitors alike. Made possible through a $1,250,000 grant from The Tiffany & Co. Foundation to the Royal Parks Foundation (USA), this restoration is the capstone of several enhancements throughout the Royal Parks.

Located within the Royal Parks on the north side of Kensington Gardens, the Italian Gardens originally opened 150 years ago. This spectacular series of fountains, benches and plantings has been fully restored to its original grandeur. The stunning historic site is now open for the enjoyment of nearly 40 million visitors annually.

Tiffany–Across the Water also made possible an international design competition for new drinking fountains to be installed throughout the Royal Parks as well as the re-creation of a beautiful twenty-foot water plume in the lake of St. James’s Park. The Tiffany & Co. Foundation is pleased to support organizations that focus on the rehabilitation and preservation of public spaces to enhance urban environments worldwide.