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Jubilee Gardens Richmond
   
Summary: Jubilee Gardens were laid out in 1977 and at that time various names were suggested, including 'Mortlake Terrace Gardens'. This referred to J M W Turner's painting of the garden of The Limes, which he called Mortlake Terrace. However, a survey of local opinion favoured calling it Jubilee Gardens for the Queen's Jubilee in 1977. It is on the site of an old Barnes Council depot and near the site of famous tapestry works. It provides a good vantage point for the annual Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race.
Previous / Other name:
Site location: Mortlake High Street
Postcode: SW14 8PT > Google Map
Type of site: Public Gardens
Date(s): 1977
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
Borough: Richmond
Site ownership: LB Richmond
Site management: Environment Planning & Review, Parks and Open Spaces
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: Mon - Sat: 7.30am - dusk/Sun & Bank Hols: 9am - dusk
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport: Rail: Mortlake. Bus: 209, 419
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/11/2010
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.richmond.gov.uk/parks_and_open_spaces

Fuller information:

Small landscaped area with stepped brick terrace with seating fronting on the Thames and a fine vantage point for the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. Between this and the road is grass with some trees and shrubs.

Sources consulted:

LB Richmond Parks booklet
Grid ref: TQ209759
Size in hectares:
   
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
No
 
The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.
On Local List:
In Conservation Area: Yes
Conservation Area name: CA
Tree Preservation Order: No
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: Yes
Special Policy Area: Yes - Thames Policy Area
Other LA designation: Proposed area for environmental improvement
   

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