Hemel Hempstead The Old and The New Guided Walk

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Hemel Hempstead The Old and The New Guided Walk

25 September, 2023 at 10:30 am until 12:30 pm

SORRY THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

£5 Adult

Join us for a Historic tour of Hemel Hempstead Old Town and the beautiful Jellicoe Gardens. Post 2nd World War, the River Gade was diverted to form the pretty water gardens which is now a feature of the New Town.

In 1957 Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe, one of the greatest 20th century landscape architects, was asked to design a new town centre park, transforming an area of orchards, watercress beds and ironworks. Jellicoe based his design on a serpent, channelling the River Gade to bring visitors closer to water and nature. His ideas were influenced by the experimental artist Paul Klee and the role of the sub-conscious. Opened in 1962, the Gardens are a rare post-war Modernist landscape and one of Jellicoe’s most intact schemes.

Details

Date:
25 September, 2023
Time:
10:30 am until 12:30 pm
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Organiser

Helen McSwiggan
Phone
01494 490675
Email
coordinator@chilternsociety.org.uk

Venue

Gadebridge Park Car Park (Free)
Century House, 100 Leighton Buzzard Road
Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1LS
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