Robert Cantwell laid out the Royal Crescent Gardens in 1846. The perimeter railings, which had been removed in WW2, were restored in 1997 and the gardens were restored from 2003. An oak gazebo provides a beautiful centrepiece, surrounded by a rose and herbaceous border. The garden’s trees include two magnificent plane trees which are at least 170 years old, a tulip tree, red oak and some younger specimens, such as Prunus mackii, snakebark maple, Gleditzia, Liquidamber, Magnolia and Davidia involucrata. The garden won the Kensington Society award for garden design (2007) and first prize for communal gardens in North Kensington, under the Brighter Kensington and Chelsea Scheme (2008). It came second in that competition from 2009 to 2013 and again in 2016 and 2017. The London Gardens Society awarded the garden accolades between 2013 and 2016.