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Brief description of site

Denzell Gardens is a public park developed on a site formerly occupied by two small detached houses with wooded
grounds. The site contains the Hardman Arboretum named after the Council's Arboricultural Officer (who died in 1980). There are specimen trees and a sunken garden, pond and tennis courts.

Brief history of site

The gardens were laid out in the early-20th century, and came into municipal ownership after 1936.

Location information:

Address: Dunham Road, Bowdon, WA14 4QG

Locality: Trafford, Greater Manchester

Local Authorities:

Greater Manchester; Trafford; Bowdon

Historical County: Cheshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 109 Grid Ref: SJ755875
Latitude: 53.3838 Longitude: -2.3698

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

This is a municipal site for general public use. Please see:
http://www.trafford.gov.uk/cme/live/cme1806.htm?scheme_name=lgnl&scheme_category_id=461

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1900 to 1936

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 4

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