Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Warwickshire Ring - Leamington Spa 2

This is the modern glasshouse in the Jephson Gardens we saw in the last posting.

First laid out in 1831 as informal riverside walks along the River Leam, the original Newbold Gardens were developed into formal pleasure grounds after 1846 in honour of Dr Henry Jephson, who had promoted the town as a spa. Jephson Gardens gained renown for its band concerts, archery and tennis, illuminations, trees and flowers. It is listed as Grade II on the English Heritage register of historic parks and gardens.
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