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Exeter's Gardens - A Guided Walking Tour

Date & Time of Event: 
Wednesday, 30 April, 2014 - 10:00 to 12:30

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
     Friernhay Green
    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. events@devongardenstrust.co.uk).