Close to Maidstone East Railway station and moments from the town centre, this ornate square of gardens is the ideal location to spend a lunch break away from the office.
The park filled with thousands of colourful flowers in the summer time, which complement the war memorial, bandstand and St. Faith’s Church beautifully.
The Victorian bandstand is the venue for the band music season on Sunday afternoons during the summer, as well as a variety of other events throughout the year.
There are two prominent monuments in the gardens, one of which is a piece of the roof of the Houses of Parliament in London, which was presented to the town Mayor after Maidstone lost its Gatehouse to bombing.
The Cenotaph War Memorial, meanwhile, is the location of Remembrance services every year, and is designed along the lines of the Cenotaph in Whitehall.
There are plenty of open lawns and benches, along with paved paths, that make the park suitable for everyone, and a pleasant place to get away from the bustle of town life.
Easy access information
This park and open space has well surfaced routes suitable for visitors with pushchairs and/or wheelchairs, and has no width restricting features, such as stiles or non RADAR kissing gates.