Canons Park - George V Memorial Garden

Canons Park - George V Memorial Garden
(Photo: Celia Lowe)
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Canons Park is a grade II-listed historic landscape and contains several listed buildings. The park was part of one of the grandest homes of 18th-century England, developed by James Brydges, the 1st Duke of Chandos.

The George V Memorial Garden is a walled garden within the park, once part of the Duke’s kitchen gardens. It was completely redesigned in the 1930s after the park became public and this year (2017) celebrates its 80th anniversary. 

The garden reflects the 1930s period, with an evergreen structure accented by magnolia and other interesting tree species, flowering shrubs and seasonal groundcover planting. It features a central square pool with fountain, surrounded by a raised York-stone terrace with steps, informally planted flowerbeds, benches, and a sheltered pavilion. 

In 2006-7 the garden and the park were restored with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The park has won Green Flag awards every year from 2010 to 2016/7.

Park Keeper: Derek Roy MBE

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