The Civic Centre Rose Garden was laid out in 1934 shortly after the municipal block of the new Civic Centre was opened. It was situated opposite the south side of the Civic Centre on the opposite side of Civic Centre Road. It comprised twenty-two beds of roses, plus sixteen standard trees of various species. A water fountain, illuminated in the evening, was at the centre of the layout. The garden was demolished in the 1980s when the new road system was constructed. The fountain was re-positioned outside the Art Gallery entrance on the north side of the Civic Centre.

Rose Garden, Civic Centre

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Rose Garden, Civic Centre. Postcard, c1955

Further reading:
Southampton Reflections, by Jim Barnes, p12. (HS/h)
38 Years of Public Life in Southampton, by Sidney Kimber, p141-142. (HS/t)


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