Hillfield Gardens is a 1.4 hectare open space and is one of the city's hidden gems.
- Historic monuments and buildings
- Arboretum trees
- Informal gardens and timber sculptures
- Friends of Hillfield Gardens
- Located off London Road in Kingsholm and Wotton ward, GL1 3HN
- Bus routes 10 and 94 run past the park on London Road
- Pedestrian access from London Road and Denmark Road
Originally created in 1867, as the private gardens of the Italianate style Hillfield House for Charles Walker a timber merchant. Acquired by the City of Gloucester in the 1930s, the house has now returned to a private residence, but the gardens remain in public ownership. Housing three historic monuments, St Mary Magdalen Chapel, Scriven's Conduit and The Kings Board, as well as many mature and impressive tree specimens, the gardens offer a tranquil space for informal recreation.
In 2012 The Friends of Hillfield Gardens were awarded a £50k Community Spaces grant and created a new sensory and woodland garden, including timber sculptures designed by local school students. The Friends also host regular work parties and an occasional summer music concert, Hillfield Swings, to raise funds for the gardens. For more information about the Friends of Hillfield Gardens please visit their website: https://hillfieldgardens.wordpress.com/