Memorial Shelter and Garden of Remembrance – New Plans for Garden

 Ashford Borough Council have drafted an initial plan for refurbishment of Kennington’s Garden of Remembrance.

Key features of the plan are:

  • Replace the existing path with new natural Yorkstone paving
  • Create a new path diagonally from Ulley Road to Upper Vicarage Road
  • Create an earth ramp at the northern boundary to hide the drop from the Ulley Road pavement
  • Plant a new hornbeam hedge at the Ulley Road boundary
  • Install new seats at both boundaries
  • Planting in shrub borders tidied up

We would like to know what you think of these proposals!

For example, do you think this should be a formal garden, or less formal to reflect the semi-woodland setting? What should happen to the shrub borders? Should community groups plant and maintain the garden, or should this be left to ABC?

Please have a look at the plans, then let the Forum have your views.

You can e-mail, or write to

Memorial Shelter Project, Kennington Community Forum,

47 Broadhurst Drive, Kennington, ASHFORD TN24 9RQ