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Harlow Town Park added to National Heritage List

Entertainment / Fri 21st Aug 2020 am31 07:45am

THREE post-war gardens created in Colchester, Harlow and Luton have been added to the National Heritage List as the best examples of their kind in the East of England.

Historic England has chosen the Beth Chatto Gardens in Colchester, Harlow Town Park and The Improvement Garden at Stockwell Park in Luton as the top three in the region.

It is part of efforts to protect the best of Englands’s post-war parks, gardens and landscapes for future generations to enjoy and learn from.

The chosen gardens were created by world-renowned designers Beth Chatto, Sir Frederick Gibberd with Dame Sylvia Crowe DBE, and Ian Hamilton Finlay.

Tony Calladine, Regional Director of Historic England in the East of England said: “Many demonstrate incredible thought and care for the people who would go on to use them, and others mark significant turning points in the history of English gardening.

“This project shines a light on some amazing historic landscapes that exist all over the country, celebrating how they enhance our lives, and helping to protect them for generations to come.

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1 Comment for Harlow Town Park added to National Heritage List:

gilbernuk
2020-08-21 07:58:33

This shows the importance of defending our green spaces in Harlow. Harlow was built to a well thought out plan and there is no reason now why we should allow this plan to be compromised in the rush to build more and more poor quality housing. Lets hope the new developments around and in Harlow are designed to the same high standards so they to can be recognised as something worth protecting in 50 years time. Somehow I doubt it though.

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