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Address: Central Parade, Herne Bay, England
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Facing Telford Terrace is a quaisi Victorian sunken garden, erected to...

Facing Telford Terrace is a quaisi Victorian sunken garden, erected to celebrate the twinning of Waltrop and Herne Bay. The sundial on the seaward side is a gift from Waltrop, designed by the burgermeister Herr Jochen Mungner. In the centre of the garden is a Portland stone fountain given to the town in 1888 by London Alderman Col. Horatio Davies, who became Lord Mayor of London. (This fountain was originally located near the clock tower).

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Beautiful gardens

Some of the nicest gardens you will find in any seaside town anywhere around the south coast. I am a born and bred Herne Bay person and the change in our seafront gardens over the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 September 2016
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We live locally so visit regularly. You cannot go to the seafront without walking through these gardens as they are along the length of the front from the clocktower to the pier. Always very well cared for and attractive. In the summer there is quite a bit of exotic planting, lovely bulbs in spring and then bedding plants. There is... More 

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Some of the nicest gardens you will find in any seaside town anywhere around the south coast. I am a born and bred Herne Bay person and the change in our seafront gardens over the years is amazing. Just occasionally Canterbury City Council get something right

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Medway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The Gardens are well cared-for, full of colour and popular for walking, and sheltering out of the wind. A traditional attraction since Victorian times, they were given a thorough going over by the council in recent times, and have proved worth the expense.

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Beautifully maintained,great to take a book and enjoy the prom,near to amenities and (usually!) out of the wind

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

The gardens are beautifully maintained, clean, tidy and include Mediterranean style plants alongside typical English planting styles. No matter what time of year you visit there is always something to see and due to the layout they are sheltered with plenty of pleasant seating options. On a sunny day they are a real suntrap.

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This area is really attractive, with beautiful plants displayed in successive gardens along the promenade. It is so clean and the white stone really adds to the effects. It is enjoyed by many people, who can be seen sitting in the sun, just taking in the views.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This Victorian garden is sunken and shields you on a windy day.Apparently the sundial was a gift from the Germans in Waltrop and their burgermeister specifically.The Portland stone fountain was a gift from the the Lord Mayor of London in 1888.We came upon it between the pier and the bandstand.One could see why it has won so many blooming awards!

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Coopers Beach, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

These Gardens are kept to a very high standard and the colours are amazing. Even on a day with temperatures of 30+ the flower beds were in pristine condition. A wonderful place to sit and relax they are located sunken between the sea front and the shops.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

These gardens are well kept and relaxing, near all local attractions such as pier, town, clock tower, beach, eateries, bandstand etc.

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

A delightful and tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of the beach. At the right time of year it is a haven of fragrances and colour. It can be a suntrap too, set below the sea wall. A perfect place to rest weary limbs.

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