The Gardens are formed of three different parts: The Upper Gardens, the Central Gardens and the Lower Gardens. They are located in the town centre and are a lovely place to have a stroll. They lead from the northern part of Bournemouth all the way down to the beach, a large area of green lawns, wonderful pine trees, pretty flower beds and well-tendered walkways. They are grade II listed.
The oldest part was created in 1836 as a recreational area for the residents of nearby Westover Road. Architect Decimus Burton, who designed a part of Kew Gardens, enlarged the gardens in 1848/49, and ten years later the area became a public park.
It is indeed a very nice area, and perfect to have a break from sightseeing. There are several nice walkways to have a stroll, as well as a number of interesting memorials. Although the gardens are located directly in the centre of town, and divided by the bustling Square with its shops and restaurants, they are a very tranquil and relaxing place.
The Lower, Upper and Central Gardens stretch for 2 miles through the town centre - a narrow strip of green, which is Grade II Listed. in other words, it has a degree of protection from development.
That said, you will find lots of ice cream, coffee & hot dog stands!
They have a bandstand, crazy golf, aviary, tennis, deck chairs as well ... whatever the quintessential British seaside tourist requires.
They would be lovely minus all the “attractions”.
The gardens are hard to miss when you go to the landmark pier as they are right across the right.they consist of upper, Central and Lower Garden and are simply beautiful especially when you come from a cold climate :) Back home the snow was still falling and here I was looking at palm trees..:) The gardens also include and aviary and you get to the city centre quickly.
Ther is really beautiful park near the center where you can enjoy in walk or sitting on bench and doing nothing.There are boards in the park where you can read about Bournemouth and its history.
The most inteeresting thing is the number of squirrel runing around and climbing up the trees.