Pleasure Gardens and Coy Pond Gardens, Bournemouth, Dorset, England
Record Id: 2662
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
This is the site of Bournemouth's 19th-century ornamental public gardens. The gardens cover some 20.5 hectares, and have been further developed in the 20th century. There is considerable variation in features, with belts of trees, shrubbery, and lawns, crossed by winding paths, and open areas with promenades, formal bedding, and views of the sea and public buildings.
Brief history of site
The Lower Pleasure Gardens were laid out for private use in the 1840s, and became town property in 1873. The Upper and Central Pleasure Gardens were laid out 1871-1889 by the Bournemouth Improvement Commissioners.
Address: Pleasure Gardens, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 1LG
Historical County: Hampshire
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Opening contact details:
These gardens are for general public use.
Form of site: public park
Purpose of site: pleasure garden
Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces
Site first created: 1840 to 1889
Main period of development: 19th century
Site Size (Hectares): 20.5