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The Pageant Gardens (also known as Victoria Park)3861

Brief Description

This is a 0.9 hectare site in central Sherborne, opened in 1906 for general public use.

Visitor Facilities

This is a municipal park for general public use.

Detailed Description

This is an important public space linked to a specific historic moment in a town with limited public parks. The current awareness of public parks raises the profile of this site.
  • Bandstand
  • Description: The bandstand was refurbished in 1996.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

This is a municipal park for general public use.

Civil Parish

  • Sherborne

Detailed History

This two acre garden in central Shrborne was designed in 1905 by F.W. Mayer for Veitch and Son of Exeter. The land was donated by Colonel F. Wingfield Digby in memory of his father. The money raised at the Mother of All Pageants contributed towards the landscaping.


  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)



  • William Gueterbock


  • Dorset Gardens Trust