Robert Cantwell laid out the Royal Crescent Gardens in 1846. Perimeter railings, removed in WWII, were restored in 1997 and the gardens were improved from 2003. A rose and herbaceous border surrounds an oak gazebo centrepiece and the garden has two magnificent plane trees, at least 170 years old, as well as a tulip tree, red oak and some younger specimens. It 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 also came second in that competition from 2009 to 2013 and in 2016 and 2017, and won accolades from the London Gardens Society.