The Pump Rooms, and the Gardens with the Band Stand

Opposite the Jephson Gardens at the bottom of the Parade lie the Pump Room Gardens, which were laid out between 1844 and 1903.  They cover about 5 acres, and are looked after by Warwick District Council. They are designated Grade II on the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England.

They form part of a green tunnel between Victoria Park and the Jephson Gardens and the river Leam runs alongside all 3. There is a bridge over the Leam in the park which connects you to York Walk and a paved walkway to Victoria Park.

The Pump Room Gardens have a bandstand and you can listen to all sorts of music during the summer months.  It’s a valuable open space which is used a lot – a bit like a village green – and many events are held on it during the year; fun fairs, The Peace Festival, and the Food and Drink Festival

There is an active group here who are trying to raise funds to restore the park to it’s former Victorian glory.  Plans can be seen here https://pumproomgardens.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/restoration-plans-feb-2015.pdf

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Pump Room trees

The newly restored Linden Arches

Linden Arches

 

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