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Brief description of site

Lady Herbert's Garden is a public garden designed and laid out in the 1930s as a memorial garden to the wife of the Coventry industrialist, Sir Alfred Herbert. It lies near the city's ancient gates and incorporates part of the medieval city wall.

Brief history of site

The gardens were designed by Albert Herbert, the cousin of Sir Alfred Herbert the industrialist, for whose wife the memorial garden was created. In 1974 the care of the gardens passed to Coventry City Council.

Location information:

Address: Lady Herbert's Garden, Hales Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 1JQ

Locality: Coventry

Local Authorities:

West Midlands; Coventry

Historical County: Warwickshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 140 Grid Ref: SP336793
Latitude: 52.4107 Longitude: -1.50747


The garden is in the centre of Coventry about 1 mile from the railway station.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open daily.

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1930 to 1938

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 0.6

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