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Part/component area of: New Town Gardens, The


Brief description of site

Regent Gardens occupy a triangular area on the flank of Calton Hill. The gardens retain their early-19th-century structure. A terrace planted with limes is set above a ha-ha at the top of the gardens. Below it is a central lawn on sloping ground with parkland trees. Walks sheltered by trees surround the lawn.

Brief history of site

Regent Gardens were laid out in the early-19th century with the help of the botanist Patrick Neill and Dr Robert Graham, Regius Keeper of the Royal Botanic Garden and Professor of Medicine and Botany. The gardens are the largest of the New Town Gardens still in private ownership.

Location information:

Address: Regent Gardens, Calton Terrace Lane, Edinburgh, EH7 5BZ

Locality: Edinburgh

Local Authorities:

Edinburgh, City of

Historical County: Midlothian

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 66 Grid Ref: NT266742
Latitude: 55.9552 Longitude: -3.1771

Key information:

Form of site: designed urban space

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1830 to 1832

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 4.8

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