Lake - Round Pond
The Round Pond is a circular-shaped, shallow lake located within the grounds of Kensington Gardens in Central
London. The lake adjoins Kensington Palace, which has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century, and is also home to the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The Palace was also the former official residence of Diana, Princess of Wales from 1981 until her death in 1997.
The lake hosts a large population of birds and attracts large numbers of visitors every day. The large bird population has resulted in high loadings of phosphorus in the water and sediments of Round Pond which affects the quality of the water.
In an effort to reduce phosphorus levels and to improve water in the lake, The Royal Parks commissioned Phoslock Europe to apply 11.5 tonnes of Phoslock. The application took place on February 22, 2012, in the week prior to the application of Phoslock to the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park.