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  • England , Suffolk

    The Abbey Gardens are a public park opened at the end of the 19th century. The site had previously been a medieval Abbey. A botanical garden was laid out here in the early-19th century. The gardens now feature a formal area of island beds laid out in the mid-20th century. There is also a water garden and rose garden dating back to the mid-20th century, and later 20th-century additions including a sensory garden and herb garden.

  • England , Winchester

    Originally a Georgian house with a Garden Temple, the grounds were bought by Winchester City Council in 1890 and converted to a Public Pleasure Ground. Now has formal flower beds, a rose garden, a scented garden and an enclosed children's play area.

  • England , London

    The park is bounded to the south by South East Railways Dartford Loop line, from which it is screened by trees.The entrance from Canterbury Avenue is lined with shrubs and the park consists of an area of level grassland with a small circular area left unmown in summer. Since 2007 a former allotment site that is now Millennium woodland has been added to the park.

  • England , Leicester

    Abbey Park is a late-19th century public park, formed from water meadows. The site was extended in 1925 by the addition of the adjacent Abbey Grounds.

    The Pavilion, Abbey Park, Leicester. The Pavilion, Abbey Park, Leicester.

  • England , Pershore, Worcestershire

    Abbey Park represents the 18th-20th century grounds of Pershore Abbey which have functioned as a combined churchyard and public promenade since the Reformation.

  • England , London

    The Recreation Ground is predominantly open green space that is used for playing fields, with perimeter path and trees. To the north is a woodland path following part of the old railway line between Merton Park and Morden Road, improved in the 1990s as part of Merton Park Green Walks.

  • England , Greater London

    Abbey Wood Open Space is an area of grassland and woods, so called for being in the ownership of Barking Abbey in medieval times.

  • England , Trafford, Greater Manchester

    Abbotsfield is a public park bounded by Flixton Road to the north, Chassen Road to the west, housing to the east and a railway line to the south. The site is known locally as Chassen Park. There is a play area, tennis courts and a bowling green. The park has been developed in the 20th century.

  • England , London

    In 1934 Abbotts Park was recorded as having 6 hard tennis and 7 grass tennis courts, refreshments pavilion, ornamental gardens and a shelter. It remains much the same today with a central area of open grass, tennis courts and a 19th-century red-brick pavilion at the west end. It now has a miniature golf course and a number of children's playgrounds.

  • Wales , Aberdare

    Aberdare Park is a well-preserved Victorian public park, partly laid out by the eminent park and garden designer William Barron. As well as retaining most of its Victorian-built features, such as a bandstand and fountain, it has an attractive lake. Many of the original trees are now mature specimens.

    Aberdare Park Lodge, Aberdare Aberdare Park Lodge, Aberdare

  • Northern Ireland , Lisburn

    The site has a woodland walk with a few exotic trees, associated with a 19th-century house (now demolished). There is also a golf course.

  • Wales , Abergavenny

    The picturesque ruins of Abergavenny Castle are landscaped with 19th-century walks overlooking the Usk valley. In the late-19th century there were further garden developments and the castle walls were embellished with gazebos. All that remains of this phase is a level lawn and a raised rockery.

    Abergavenny Castle Abergavenny Castle

  • Wales , Abergavenny

    Abergavenny Priory Deer Park is a well-preserved medieval deer park laid out on the south-east flank of Sugar Loaf Mountain. Much of the boundary bank and ditch and some of boundary wall are still in place.

  • England , Abingdon

    The Memorial Playing Field is part of Abingdon School, still in use as a recreational facility.

  • England , Northampton

    Abington Park is probably Northamptonshire's oldest, and best surviving municipal park. It continues to be a major recreational focus for the county town and hosts civic events such as the annual Northampton Show. Its importance to the community is amplified by its prior existence, from at least the late-17th century, as the parkland of a private estate. The surviving elements of its earlier use considerably enhance the later municipal landscape.

    Abington Park, historic image Abington Park, historic image

  • England , London

    Acton Green Common is a simple area of open land, laid out with perimeter planting, cross-walks and some mature trees. It is bounded to the south by the railway and at its eastern end it faces the church of St Michael and All Angels and the Tabard Inn, which are among the buildings designed by Norman Shaw for the Bedford Park Garden Suburb.

  • England , London

    Acton Park was laid out with radiating avenues of mature trees enclosing large grassed open spaces, with a sunken garden of rhododendrons and shrubs. Some of the trees may pre-date the municipal planting. By the early-20th century there was a bandstand, now a circular flower bed, and other facilities were added, including the bowling green and cafe. In the early-21st century a new community garden was created.

  • England , Greater London

    Addington Hills is a large natural area that rises from Oaks Road up to a high plateau.

  • England , London

    This small recreation ground is on former farmland acquired by Croydon Board of Health in 1905 and laid out as a public park by 1911.

  • England , Greater London

    There are many fine oaks and also wild service trees as well hornbeam and ash, with hazel, crab-apple, field maple, hawthorn, blackthorn and rowan around the woods. It is known locally as Bluebell Wood for its fine spring display.