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Brief description of site

Linda Vista Gardens is a well-preserved and richly-planted urban public park with origins as a private garden. This is demonstrated in the intricate layout of the formal part of the garden, and in the exceptional quality and variety of the planting, which includes unusual specimen trees and shrubs.

Brief history of site

The garden was the private garden of Linda Vista villa which was built in 1875. It changed ownership in 1901, and again in 1925 when it was acquired by the Whitehead family who also owned a steelworks at Ebbw Vale. In 1957 they sold the garden to the Abergavenny Corporation for use as a public park. After this, the District Council added further land to the west and south (Castle Meadows) which extended the garden.

Location information:

Address: Linda Vista Gardens, Abergavenny, Gwent, NP7 5DL

Locality: Abergavenny

Local Authorities:

Monmouthshire; Abergavenny

Historical County: Monmouthshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 161 Grid Ref: SO 295141
Latitude: 51.8211 Longitude: -3.02425

Directions:

The park is just ouside the medieval town wall and approached off Tudor Street.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

This is a municipal site for general public use.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: urban park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1875

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 3

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