Bath is blessed with its surrounding green hills but there is also still a fair number of green spaces amongst all the city’s classical Bath stone buildings.
One of the most unusual is Sydney Gardens – all that is left of an original Georgian pleasure garden – and somewhat hidden behind the Holburne Museum at the Bathwick end of Great Pulteney Street.
All that 18th century glory is a little faded now so there’s been much rejoicing that a partnership between Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Parks Team, the Friends of Sydney Gardens, local residents’ groups and the Holburne Museum has successfully bid for £332,000 of Heritage Lottery Funds.
It’s the first step in hopefully securing much more to improve this historic park.
Bath Newseum has been talking to Cllr Martin Veal. He is the Cabinet member on B&NES who is responsible for Community Services – which includes the city’s parks.
Read more about the HLF funding via http://bathnes.gov.uk/latestnews/sydney-gardens-awarded-national-lottery-grant