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Marke Wood Gardens, Deal

Introduction

Marke Wood Gardens is a public park of unknown size that was a gift to the people of Deal in 1927. The park includes a sports ground, pavilion, rose garden and a seafront walk.

There is a central pavilion for the sports grounds that are approached by avenues of ash, lime and alder. Cypress, birches, cherries and hawthorns are planted on the boundary.

Rose gardens are always popular in town parks. Here, former allotment ground has been transformed with over 3000 roses, planted in a formal design of rose beds within grass and paved paths. There is a brick-pier pergola and the entrance arch is in memory of Councillor Mrs Margaret Webber.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

This is a municipal site for general public use.

Owners

Kent County Council

County Hall Maidstone Kent, ME14 1XQ
History

Period

Early 20th Century (1901-1932)

Features & Designations

Features

  • Sports Pavilion
  • Walk
  • Description: A seafront walk
  • Fountain
  • Description: The gift of Marke Wood Gardens by Agnes Marke Wood of Walmer Place to the people of Deal in 1927 is recorded on the drinking fountain.
  • Tree Avenue
  • Description: There are avenues of ash, lime and alder.
  • Rose Garden
  • Description: Former allotment ground has been transformed with over 3000 roses, planted in a formal design of rose beds within grass and paved paths.
  • Pergola
  • Description: There is a brick-pier pergola and the entrance arch is in memory of Councillor Mrs Margaret Webber.
Key Information

Type

Public Park

Purpose

Urban Park

Period

Early 20th Century (1901-1932)

Survival

Extant

Open to the public

Yes

Civil Parish

Deal

References

References