Founded in 2004 by Grenville Johnson - Kensington Road Residents Association were
awarded the Gordon Ford Silver Trophy in 2013 from R.H.S Britain in Bloom - South
West for the best Neighbourhood entry in the entire South West .
In 2014 they were given an additional R.H.S award - the ‘ RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood
National Certificate of Distinction.’ They have also achieved ‘Outstanding’ the
highest commendation in the R.H.S ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ awards in 2010, 2011,
2012, 2013 & 2014.
The residents association campaigned to have all the street trees reinstated and
the street now has an unique identity.
In 2013 / 14 the Chair of Kensington Road Residents Association, Grenville Johnson,
led the setting up of ‘St George in Bloom’ and the group has an enthusiastic group
of local volunteers who are keenly supporting & promoting this initiative for St
Grenville is the Chair of St George in Bloom, and the committee meets regularly on
average each month. St George in Bloom has also won top awards from the RHS .
In 2015 Kensington Road was featured as a showcase garden at the RHS Hampton Court
Palace Flower Show as part of the RHS ‘Grey to Green’ campaign, and was also featured
on national television by the B.B.C.
On 14th May 2013 Grenville Johnson was awarded The Lord Mayor of Bristol’s medal
for his local community & environmental work in Kensington Road.
The RHS Grey to Green display at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2 015
inspired by Kensington Road, Bristol.
The 2014 R.H.S It’s Your Neighbourhood National Certificate of Distinction award.