Richmond Hill, Richmond, TW10 6RH
12-Feb-13 to 12-Feb-15
The Terrace Gardens and adjacent Terrace Field, overlooking the River Thames, were formerly brickworks.Today the Gardens're famous for their seasonal bedding all set amongst fine trees & sloping lawns. Close to the main entrance in Petersham Road's a conservatory with tropical plants. On the balustrade seating area on the top terrace is a formal pool with its modern statue of Aphrodite (affectionately known as Bulbous Betty). From the gravel walk at the summit of Richmond Hill many local landmarks can be viewed.A viewing panel is also provided, showing other key landmarks of interest.During the 18th century various noble owners in the area had fine houses erected, all now sadly demolished. However some features of the gardens' history do remain, including the re-sited statue of the River God & an ice house set in the slope to the rear of the thatched summer house.
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