Magdalen Gardens, Bath 2197

England

Brief Description

Magdalen Gardens is a municipal park, thought to have been laid out in its present form by the City Council around 1900-10.

History

Magdalen Gardens were probably laid out in their present form by the City Council of Bath between 1900 and 1910.

Visitor Facilities

This is a municipal park for general public use.

Terrain

Steeply sloping

Detailed Description

Magdalen Gardens are laid out on a very steep slope to the west of Beechen Cliff. The gardens are planted with shrubs and trees in an informal layout, with aucula japonica spreading over large areas. Footpaths, often with steps, lead through the gardens.

Magdalen Gardens are now rather overgrown. There are places where shrubs and brambles are becoming impenetrable.

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

This is a municipal park for general public use.
History

Detailed History

Magdalen Gardens were probably laid out in their present form by the City Council of Bath between 1900 and 1910. This has not been confirmed by documentary reference, but is suggested by the planting and layout of the gardens.

Period

  • Early 20th Century
References

Contributors

  • E.T.Thacker

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  • Avon Gardens Trust