Wednesday, October 14, 2015
N is for North Western Gardens, Llandudno
North Western Gardens was reconfigured in 2000 to prioritise pedestrian movement as part of a multimillion pound Heritage Lottery Urban Parks funded renewal programme. The park used to be known locally as 'Bog Island' because its underground toilets were marooned in a sea of cars. While traffic is still present on two sides of the triangular space, one side is now anchored to the shops. Thick planting borders of perennials surround the green lawn, wide pavements and dozens of long comfortable benches can now be enjoyed without interference from traffic.
This recent view looking over the gardens from the cafe in the Mostyn Art Gallery shows where the road used to run on the left.
Until 2014 the square included a beautiful old oak tree but winter storms have destroyed it and now there is only a stump left. The wooden sculpture of the White Rabbit was installed in 2012.
The view above was taken in 2007 from the opposite direction and before the sculpture was installed.
A contribution to ABC Wednesday and NF Trees and Bushes.