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Forbury Gardens

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Forbury Gardens is a much loved and cared for park that was created at the height of the urban parks movement in the Victorian era and has recently undergone major restoration. It's located between the town centre and the ruins of the 11th century abbey, not far from Reading Station.

The walled ornamental gardens provide a peaceful and tranquil retreat. There is a bandstand to enjoy live music, with bands playing every weekend in the summer.

The famous Maiwand Lion statue sits with the gardens. Although there are no formal children’s facilities, the gardens are wonderful for play, and the kiosk serves coffee, ice-creams and light lunches. Forbury Gardens have been entered for three national competitions, and have so far won a Green Flag Award every year since re-opening, along with annual accreditation as a Green Heritage Site, the BALI award and Best Regional Park in the Britain in Bloom competition.


Facilities

  • Picnic area
  • Recreation ground
  • Refreshments/cafe
  • Historical interest

Accessibility

  • Seating
  • Disabled

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Opening Hours

MondayOpen
TuesdayOpen
WednesdayOpen
ThursdayOpen
FridayOpen
SaturdayOpen
SundayOpen

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