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River View Garden

River View Garden

A bench with a view – perfect spot for an artist to get inspiration

Following the creation of the Pocket Park in 2019, this was the first garden we restored. Work was mainly carried out, safely and socially distanced during the first Covid year. It was a large area covered in grass, weeds and shrubs.

We have a restored bench on a viewing platform (made from reclaimed bricks from the Pocket Park) which gives beautiful views of the river, and where this garden gets its name.

Follow the yellow chip road … You will also find a yellow woodchip trail through spring bulbs – the very popular tulip ring, a donated miniature weeping willow tree, wildflowers and carpets of cyclamen. 

In this garden you will also find a renovated and restored park bench dedicated to local people affected by the pandemic. 

This garden now displays a wildlife hedge and a restored grass area inviting promenaders for picnics; it is surrounded by substantial flower beds next to and in front of it. In addition to a large variety of perennials, we also planted over 1,000 tulips here which are the talk of town in April. Tulip mania hits the borough! 

Tulip ring and memorial bench
Tulip ring – a highlight of spring
After the tulip ring comes these regal-looking tulips – perfect for Coronation 2023
And in late winter/early spring, we have a carpet of purple with the cyclamen