English Heritage has awarded a Blue Plaque to Fanny Wilkinson, the first woman professional Landscape Gardener in England and the person who laid out Red Lion Square as a public garden in 1885.
Fanny worked at the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association for approximately 20 years from 1884 to 1904. During this time, she designed more than 75 public gardens throughout London. Her biggest project was Myatts Fields in Camberwell – other major sites being Meath Gardens in Tower Hamlets and Vauxhall Park in Lambeth. She also
Rachel de Thame launched the plaque at 239/241 Shaftesbury Avenue, where Fanny lived and worked.