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St Marys Gardens

St Marys Gardens, Upper Street

St Marys Gardens is a popular open space in an important historic setting, that is well used by local residents and nearby office workers.  However, the garden area to the north of the church is somewhat neglected and underused.  In partnership with St Marys Church, the Council’s Parks Service is developing proposals to improve the quality of this space in a way that retains its peaceful atmosphere and greenery while creating a more welcoming entrance from Upper Street, more seating and the opportunity to hold occasional events. We are also working up proposals for interpretation of the historical significance of the site to be inlaid into the design.

We have appointed Robert Myers Associates (RMA) as landscape architects to prepare design proposals for enhancement of the site, working alongside sculptor and artist Harry Gray    

Funding for the project has been obtained from section 106 developer contributions from the nearby Almeida post office site.

Consultation - Have your say

Last summer we asked local residents and park users for their thoughts about the site and ideas for improving it.  You can download documents summarising the feedback from this at the bottom of the page.

We have now developed detailed proposals for the re-design of the site and would like to know what you think of them.  

You can view the proposals by clicking on the survey link below where you will find plans and visualizations of the proposed scheme together with a short survey.

A drop-in session will be held in St Marys Church from 2pm – 8:30pm on Tuesday 13 February where members of the project team will be available to explain the proposals and answer questions.

Complete the online survey

Alternatively, you can download the consultation flyer from the bottom of this page and complete the form at the end which you can return to St Marys Parish Office, next to the vicarage, hand in at our drop –in session at the church on 13 February or post back to us at the following address:

St Marys Consultation
Islington Public Realm
1 Cottage Road
London N7 8TP

The closing date for return of comments is Sunday 25 February 2018.

Contact us

If you would like further information about the project please email or telephone 0207 5274926.

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