La primera vez que entré en estos jardines era mayo y debo decir que estaba muchísimo más bonito que lo que se ve en las fotos. Ponen los parterres con muchísimos tulipanes mezclados con vivaces y flores de temporada y está espectacular.
El jardín está cerrado por una verja de hierro de finales del siglo XX, cuando fue rediseñado y después de retirar el quiosco de música, reemplazado por el teatro al aire libre que vemos hoy.
Las fotos son de finales de noviembre. Gracias por estar ahí.
One of the biggest attractions that I find the City of London is that in any corner you can find a beautiful garden, well kept and a nice story behind. On the Enbankment of the River Thames, next to Embankment station we can walk or rest from a busy day of sightseeing in the shadow of these lovely trees. Today it rains dogs and cats in Madrid and I love it. I hope you have a great day.
«The idea of a continuous embankment along the Thames appears to have been first originated by Sir Christopher Wren in 1666. The Metropolitan Board of Works was set up in 1855 and itâ€™s Chief Engineer, Sir Joseph Bazalgette saw the Victoria Embankment come into fruition. The design of the gardens by Alexander McKenzie, Landscape Gardener was approved in 1870. The gardens were opened by Mr. W H Smith, MP on Saturday, 8 May 1875.
The garden became a popular place for erecting memorial statues.
In 1893 the LCC acquired the York Water Gate (listed Grade I) which was where the banks of the Thames came to before the Victoria Embankment was laid out. The garden is enclosed by late 20th century iron railings. The area was redesigned in mid-20th century after the bandstand was removed and replaced by what is, the open air theatre, seen today.»
The history of the gardens is provided on the notice boards at the entrances.
Photos wer taken in november. Than you so much for your comments.