- Queen's Gardens, Hull
Queen's Gardens is a sequence of gardens in the centre of
Kingston upon Hull, England. They are set out within a convert|9.75|acre|m2|0|sing=on area that until 1930 was filled with the waters of Queen's Dock. As the dock was not fully filled in, the gardens are largely below the level of the surrounding streets.
The gardens have a central avenue of trees aligned with the
Wilberforce Monumentto the east, which is fronted by a pool with fountains. The statue of William Wilberforceatop a large Doric column was moved to this site in 1935 and originally dominated the gardens. However, the construction of Sir Frederick Gibberd's building for Hull Collegebehind the column in 1962 has reduced its impact. The formal central axis of the gardens is further diminished by post-war planting of Japanese cherrytrees in the central avenue, many of which are now over-mature and showing signs of stress and by the informal shrubberies planted on the slope at the western end between the main sunken gardens and a western "circus" of flower gardens at street level.
Either side of the central avenue there are broad areas of lawn, and another two large fountain pools. There are also smaller gardens filled with perennials, and an area at the eastern end of the gardens called the Peace Garden.
The Peace Garden was instituted by Hull City Council for the UN's International Year of Peace in 1986. It was led by Alice Tulley, a councillor and a Quaker, with support from the local CND group, through Hull City Council that year. Peace events were held there with the mayor in attendance. For about 20 years, to date, the Quakers, with other peace activists, have held a Peace Vigil there to commemorate Hiroshima Day. This is held on the Sunday nearest the anniversary of the Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Victoria Square is at western end of the gardens, leading to the
Princes Quayshopping centre and the Ferens Art Gallery. The gardens are well used, particularly by the local student population.
In 2005 the new "
BBC" development was completed at the north west corner of the gardens. This incorporates a tall apartment block.
In 2006 it was announced that
Hull Citybuild- Hull's Urban Regeneration Company - had been working with Hull City Councilto bring forward "a major public realm design competition" for Queen's Gardens and Queen Victoria Square.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Hull Maritime Museum — Infobox Museum name = Hull Maritime Museum imagesize = 200 established = 1912 location = Kingston upon Hull type = History visitors = director = curator = publictransit= website = [http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/portal/page? pageid=221,95619 dad=portal … Wikipedia
Hull Grammar School — Infobox UK school name = Hull Grammar School size = latitude = longitude = dms = motto = Floreat Nostra Schola motto pl = crest = A red and black bordered shield; the right hand half blue with three gold crowns; the left hand divided three… … Wikipedia
Queens Gardens — or Queen s Gardens is the name of several things:* Queen s Gardens, Hull gardens in Kingston upon Hull, England * Queen s Gardens (Croydon) gardens in Croydon, England * Queen s Gardens, Newcastle under Lyme gardens in Newcastle under Lyme,… … Wikipedia
Cultural depictions of Queen Victoria — Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom has been portrayed or referenced many times. Contents 1 Literature 2 Film 3 Television 4 Statues … Wikipedia
Kingston upon Hull — City of Kingston upon Hull City and Unitary Authority area The Queen s Gardens, Maritime Museum, and City Hall (rear) in Kingston upon Hull … Wikipedia
Port of Hull — Coordinates: 53°44′17″N 0°19′55″W / 53.738°N 0.332°W / 53.738; 0.332 … Wikipedia
Kingston upon Hull — City of Kingston upon Hull Koordinaten … Deutsch Wikipedia
Kingston upon Hull — HULL2 (in England) * * * or Hull City and unitary authority (pop., 2001: 243,595), geographic county of East Riding of Yorkshire, historic county of Yorkshire, England. It lies on the northern bank of the River … Universalium
Death of Christopher Alder — Christopher Alder Born 25 June 1960(1960 06 25) Kingston upon Hull Died 1 April 1998(1998 04 01) … Wikipedia
Drypool — Coordinates: 53°44′41″N 0°19′29″W / 53.74467°N 0.32471°W / 53.74467; 0.32471 … Wikipedia