Bushey Rose Garden

8 December 2019

A small enclosed garden divided into three sections consisting of the Sunken Garden (a sunken paved area with a fountain and rose beds), the Lawn (a lawn area surrounded by mixed borders), and the Rose Walk (a pathway lined with mixed borders and rose pillars leading from Herkomer Road).  The facilities currently provided include a pergola, summer house, cloisters, disabled access toilets and a hot and cold drinks cart.

You will see more than 40 different varieties of roses and over 4000 different plants.  A plant list is available from the summer house.

In May 2008 the garden was awarded funding from the Heritage Lottery and Big Lottery Fund ‘Parks for People’ programme, from Hertsmere Borough Council and additional funding from Landsberg-am-Lech and the Rotary Club totalling £1.5 million to fully restore it to its former glory.  Work began on site in August 2009 and the garden was officially opened by the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Countess of Verulam on 23 July 2010.

In 2012 the garden received a Highly Commended Award at the Landscape Institute Awards in the Heritage & Conservation category.

In 2013 the garden celebrated its centenary since Thomas Mawson created it. 

The garden plays an important role in the Bushey community due to its former use as an art school. It is the collaboration of artist Sir Hubert von Herkomer and landscape architect Thomas Mawson that you see in the design of the garden today.

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