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  • Northern Ireland , Coleraine

    This is a hillside site above the River Bann. It is now the grounds for County Hall, landscaped from 1970.

  • England , Rochester

    The site was hired from War Department in 1871 for public use, and then purchased by the City in 1914. The park includes the remains of Napoleonic defences, formal flower beds, tennis courts and playgrounds.

  • England , Greater London

    Restoration of the Botany Gardens began in 1984 and works include a new pond near order beds with dipping platforms, coppicing and planting of exotic species in the woodland.

  • Northern Ireland , Irvinestown

    Jamestown House dates from about 1740 and is situated on the Ballinamallard River. Features include a planted mound with spiral walk.

  • England , Sevenoaks

    This early 20th-century-Japanese garden is enclosed by hedges. It covers about 0.3 hectares (0.7 acres) and is thought to have been designed by Raymond Berrow.

  • England , Staunton-on-Wye, Herefordshire

    Jarvis' Charity is a group of school, almshouse and residential buildings around a communal space of gardens and playground built in the mid-19th century from the funds left by the benefactor George Jarvis.

  • England , Rocester

    The site is a fine example of a 'factory in a landscape'. It includes contemporary sculptures and three lakes, situated opposite the village of Rocester and open to the public. Three estate workers are employed to maintain the area and feed the wild and ornamental fowl which are encouraged to breed there.

  • England , Guildford

    The Jellicoe Roof Garden is a mid-20th-century garden designed by Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe for the roof of a department store. At the time of its layout it had water features and viewing platforms.

  • Northern Ireland , Belfast

    Jennymount was a large early-19th-century house in its own grounds. The site is now city streets.

  • England , Royal Leamington Spa

    Jephson Gardens are public gardens, originally established in 1836 as Newbold Gardens. The gardens were laid out between 1846 and 1848 and renamed after Dr Henry Jephson. The site occupies about 6 hectares, and includes lawns, beds, mature trees, a sensory garden and a late-20th century glasshouse with exotic plants.

    Part/component of: Spa Gardens

  • England , Greater London

    Jersey Gardens are linear public gardens laid out in 1930/31 when the area was developed.

  • Wales , Neath

    Jersey Park is an exceptionally well-preserved urban public park opened in 1925. Its original layout of formal and informal areas remains complete and includes sports facilities. Planting in the park is diverse and interesting, with an emphasis on evergreen trees and shrubs.

    Jersey Park Garden, Briton Ferry Jersey Park Garden, Briton Ferry

  • England , Middleham, North Yorkshire

    Jervaulx Abbey Park is a landscape park with an associated country house. It is centred on 12th century Cistercian abbey ruins.

  • England , Newcastle

    Jesmond Dene is a 19th-century valley park of around 18 hectares. The Ouseburn, a small river that joins the River Tyne, runs along the bottom of the valley.

    Jesmond Dene, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2007 Jesmond Dene, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2007

  • England , Cambridge

    A college garden built on the site of the Benedictine nunnery of St. Radegund in 1497. The gardens consist of: First Court, The Master's Garden and the Fellow's Garden, Back Court and Chapel Court.

  • England

    A public park which originally was effectively one large common incorporating Midsummer Common and Greencroft Common. The name Jesus Green pre-dates the act of enclosing and dividing the areas of common land surrounding it. The site houses one of the largest open air swimming pools in the country and is one of the last remaining examples of the 'lidos' (open air swimming pools) which were built across the country during the 1920s and 1930s.

  • England , Greater London

    The garden has a central circular path and transverse paths, and is largely laid to grass with scattered trees and peripheral shrub planting. It is surrounded by metal railings joining ponderous brick piers at the corners.

  • England , Peterborough

    Features of John Clare's Cottage include hanging baskets, low growing climbers and a dovecote.

  • England , London

    The layout of 1909 is little altered today although the bowling green has been relocated in the south-east corner. Buildings pre-dating the park layout include the entrance lodge on the junction of Church Path and Mostyn Road, a two-storey lodge and an archway, both inside the park. The bandstand, cricket pavilion and toilet block all date from the 1909 layout although an ornate drinking fountain has since gone.

  • England , Ross on Wye, Herefordshire

    A domestic garden made by John Kyrle at the beginning of the 18th century, with a rebuilt summerhouse. The property is now in divided ownership.