Leamington spa dating
Wide boulevards, stunning Georgian and Edwardian architecture and expansive, award-winning parks provide a sophisticated backdrop to this Regency shopping paradise.Alongside this stunning architecture, the town boasts magnificent gardens and beautiful waterways that reflect the local pride in this beautiful Victorian spa town.There is also a rich history of floral display which has earned the town three consecutive Gold medals in the Heart of England in Bloom competition and a historic flower festival dating back to the 1950’s which we hope to revive.
First laid out in 1831 as informal riverside walks in Leamington, the original Newbold Gardens were developed as more formal pleasure grounds after 1846 in honour of Dr Henry Jephson, who had promoted the town as a spa.
The Jephson Gardens gained renown for their entertainments, military bands, promenading, croquet and tennis, fountains, illuminations, trees and flowers.
They are listed as Grade II on the English Heritage register of historic parks and gardens.
This extensive park, over 120 hectares (300 acres), was laid out in the 1970’s.
Located in the heart of Leamington Spa, The Pump Rooms Gardens were laid out between 18 and are designated as Grade II on the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England.
Approx 5.5 acres in size, the gardens are now maintained by Warwick District Council as a valuable area of open space, taking on the role of the “village green” for informal recreation and enjoyment of local people and visitors to the town.A wide and divers range of community activities take place in the gardens throughout the year including fun fairs, the annual Peace Festival and the popular Food and Drink Festival each September.Formerly Newbold Comyn Farm, it was acquired by Leamington Corporation in 1943.The northern half is an 18-hole pay-and-play golf course; the southern half provides for recreation, sport and wildlife.The old farmhouse is now a pub, the Newbold Comyn Arms.Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre has a 33 metre swimming pool, children’s fun pool, Pyramids fitness suite, café and other facilities.