Italian Gardens, Penarth (also known as Beach Rock Gardens, New Rock Garden, Promenade Garden)1860

Vale of Glamorgan, Wales

Brief Description

Despite modern additions, the Italian Gardens, Penarth remains a well-preserved Edwardian-style public urban garden in a fine setting on the sea front. The garden was designed principally as a rock garden and retains its original layout and structural planting.

History

The idea of the garden was instigated by Mrs Constance Mallard, the first lady chairman of the council. The plans were drawn up by Ursula Thompson, the first woman to graduate from Kew Gardens.

Visitor Facilities

This garden is open for use by the general public.
Features

Plant Environment

  • Coastal Garden
  • Environment

Style

  • Italianate Garden
  • Specimen Tree
  • Description: Two yew trees flank the entrance steps.
Garden Terrace
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

This garden is open for use by the general public.
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Penarth
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)
Associated People

People associated to Italian Gardens, Penarth

Contact

Telephone

01443 336000

Official Website

Click Here

Other websites

Owners

  • The Vale of Glamorgan Council

    Civic Offices, Holton Road, Barry, CF63 4RU
References

References