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Victoria Pleasure Gardens were created by public subscription to celebrate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897. These gardens were popular with the elegant Edwardians and in 1910 Walkers of Tewkesbury installed a band-stand which was in regular use until the 1950s. In 2007 a combination of severe flooding and reduced funding devastated the [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jul 20th 2022

The island’s name dates from when the Ray family managed a flour mill here. Boulter’s weir is situated at one end of the small island.

The weir is the latest in a series built here over the last 600 years. Early weirs were solid banks of interwoven stakes filled with stones built across the river. No-one [...]

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… a walk in pictures

8 Comments CherryPie on Apr 4th 2022

Japanese gardens have been built in Japan since the 8th Century. They were inspired by Chinese landscape painting and the spirit of nature.
Japan opened to global trade in the 19th Century followed by a greater interest in Japanese culture.
A Japanese Garden was created here in Harrogate’s Valley Gardens by 1930. Over the decades the Japanese [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Nov 18th 2021

Valley Gardens, a grade II listed garden and the adjacent Pinewoods in the highly attractive North Yorkshire spa town of Harrogate. Valley Gardens comprise about 17 acres of park, woodland, and beautiful floral displays.
It is believed that a greater number of mineral springs come to the surface in Valley Gardens than in any other known location [...]

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