DGT's Conservation Officer John Clark will lead a walking tour of Exeter's parks and gardens alongside the City Wall and the River Exe. The tour will start from Exeter City Centre and will be
10.00h Meet at the City Wall at the north end of Southernhay (close to the Blue Boy in the Princesshay Shopping Mall; near to Giraffe and Nandos restaurants)
The Parks and Gardens on the walk will include:
Southernhay - a fine example of Georgian town planning
Barnfield Crescent - an unfinished Georgian development
Southernhay Gardens - a 1970’s precinct of small offices in a landscape setting
City Wall Walk rear of Southernay West and the Southgate Hotel
Cathedral & Quay Car Park - a landscaped multi-storey car park
City Wall Walk towards the Quay
Colleton Crescent - another fine example of Georgian town planning
The Quay & the Custom House to see the plaster ceilings (see Todd Gray's The Art of the Devon Garden page 68 to 71)
Shilhay - mid 1970’s riverside park and housing
Medieval Exe Bridge in a mid 1970’s landscape
Bonhay - a mid 1970’s landscape
St Bartholomews Cemetery (a Grade II Registered landscape) and the Catacombs
Two small gardens adjoining St Nicholas Priory, and The Mint
walk up Northernhay Street (as this is possibly the gentlest gradient) to Northernhay Gardens (Grade II Registered landscape)
Rougemont Gardens (Grade II Registered landscape) Rougemont House is featured on p70 - 171 of The Art of the Devon Garden.
End of walk at 12.30p.m. approximately.
No refreshments are provided. Please bring a drink and snacks. As the walk concludes in the City Centre, there are plenty of places for lunch.
Unless the weather conditions are very poor (e.g. if heavy rain is falling or forecast) the tour will proceed as scheduled.
£5.00 (DGT members) / £6.00 (non-members). Booking essential (before 28th April please). Contact Maggie Potter (t. 01626 879806; e. email@example.com).