Water Tower Garden

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Water Tower Garden: The Water Tower was built in 1322 - 1323, to guard the entrance to the Port of Chester. Originally it stood on the very edge of the River Dee but over many centuries, the course of the river changed, leaving the Water Tower isolated. The tower and the wall itself are Scheduled Ancient Monuments and the water tower gardens and its surrounds are part of a designated Conservation Area. In Victorian times, the land around the tower was converted into a public garden, containing many fragments from Roman buildings discovered elsewhere in the city. The gardens have been refurbished with some parts of the gardens being restored and other parts haveing new elements introduced such as the maze, the theme is that of water and the pattern is based on the intersecting ripples, from the centre of the Water Tower and from the heart of the Maze, like raindrops on water. This area is a community facility which is situated off Tower Road. There are five entrances to the gardens; three of these are fully accessible to wheelchair users.

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Address: Water Tower Gardens, Walls Avenue, Chester, Cheshire, UK.
Phone: +44 1244 402397
Email: landscape@chester.gov.uk

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