in Culver Road, is a small (and somewhat overlooked) garden in the true sense of the word. The entrance is small and unobtrusive, giving the impression that it leads to a private house. Step through the iron gate and you find a children’s play area. A path leads you beside lawns and borders, through a hedge and Yew archway and up to a thatched timber Pavilion that runs the full width of the rear of the garden. The garden is walled and enclosed on all four sides, a sheltered island of tranquility that can be enjoyed even on a wet or showery day. The Garden was gifted to the Inhabitants of the City for their enjoyment, in perpetuity, by a wealthy Resident.
It contains the only thatched building owned by the City Council.
The terms of the bequest are that it should be used as a garden, and prohibits any other use.