Clare Park Recreation Ground, Maidstone 829

Maidstone, England, Kent, Maidstone

Brief Description

Clare Park was designed for recreation, and was laid out between 1914 and 1917.

History

Clare Park Recreation Ground, Tonbridge Road, was created by Maidstone Corporation between 1914 and 1917.

Visitor Facilities

This is a municipal site for general public use. Please see: http://www.digitalmaidstone.co.uk/Default.aspx?page=615

Detailed Description

Clare Park has the advantage of a sunny southern aspect. While it is levelled and furnished more for recreational activity than for horticultural interest, the facilities are in constant use and there is the pleasurable feel of a garden.

London plane, silver maple, beech and Scots pine provide shelter, with smaller flowering trees around the greens and courts also giving good autumn colour. Shrub borders have spring bulbs and summer roses.

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

This is a municipal site for general public use. Please see: http://www.digitalmaidstone.co.uk/Default.aspx?page=615
History

Detailed History

Clare Park Recreation Ground, Tonbridge Road, was created by Maidstone Corporation between 1914 and 1917. Subsequent re-imbursement by Sir Edward Sharp in 1923 was in honour of Lady Clare Sharp.

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)
References

References

Contributors

  • Kent Gardens Trust