As part of the Heritage Open Days; England’s largest festival of history and culture, there are three walks around the Victoria Embankment Memorial Garden and the surrounding area.
Story of the Gardens will be a guided walk featuring the garden’s fascinating history since its creation in the early 20th century, when the land was donated by Sir Jesse Boot, to the more recent restorations that are now close to completion.
Tour highlights will include the Grade II Memorial Arch and Queen Victoria statue, the ornamental pool and fountains, the Grade II Bandstand, the Rock Garden, the Rose Garden and the Roll of Honour Memorial.
- Wednesday 13th September
- Friday 15th September
A history of the Meadows will be a guided tour with local historian Paul Swift, starting at the Memorial Arch.
Tour highlights will feature the history of the Meadows, how the area has changed over time and its key features, such as the River Trent, Suspension bridge, County Hall, Trent Bridge and Turneys Quay.
Saturday 16th September at 11 am.