Created in the early part of the twentieth century by landscaping an old chalk quarry it occupies a secluded sheltered spot at the western end of the promenade it is used by a amateur dramatic company every year to put on one of Shakespeare`s plays this year it was Macbeth
It was also very popular in Edwardian times for putting on open air plays and shows at the far end where you can see in one of the photos a stage area no longer used sadly, as the trees are now quite intrusive and need cutting back.
A popular picnic spot by families in the summer who don`t want the beach which is down the hill a short way.
The following pictures I took today do not show it at it`s best because most of the bedding plants are gone.
|The steps and sloping bank on the left of picture are retained in the old postcard below|
|The garden sits down in the centre among the trees, down the hill we find the Holywell tea chalet|
|and finally a 20 min healthy walk east we get to the pier and carpet gardens|