Dorchester Borough Gardens, Dorset, England
Record Id: 1109
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Dorchester Borough Gardens are public gardens laid out about 1895 in a picturesque style by William Goldring, who also superintended the planting. The gardens occupy about 4 hectares.
Brief history of site
Plans for laying out the new park were commissioned from William Goldring (1854-1919), and were implemented by the Borough Surveyor, G J Hunt, who was also responsible for designing ornamental wrought-iron gates for the park. The park was officially opened on 30 July 1896.
Address: Borough Gardens, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1RE
Dorset; West Dorset; Dorchester
Historical County: Dorset
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Dorchester town centre
Opening contact details:
These are public gardens, open all year from dawn till dusk.
Form of site: public park
Purpose of site: urban park
Site first created: 1895 to 1896
Main period of development: Late 19th century
Site Size (Hectares): 4