1930’s Rose Garden

1929 Rose Gardens DLC

This postcard from the 1930’s shows off the former ROSE GARDEN at David Livingstone Centre to good effect. Wooden trellises, lawns, beautiful beds of rose and the Herald Clock at one end (currently in my possession and being renovated).

This all was set out close to the riverbank, at the bottom of the slope (behind where the Africa Pavilions are now). Much of this is now woodland these days, but it’s easy to see what an attraction this was and what a shame that we’ve now lost that little bit of beauty.

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