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Cotham Gardens and Lovers Walk are well looked after and maintained small spaces in the suburb of Cotham. Great for a short dog walk and a chill out on one of the benches, especially in the summer with a picnic.

Lovers Walk is a beautiful path in the gardens which crosses the train line of Redland and leads you to Cotham Garden. It is reminiscent of the Victorian era where trees were planted symmetrically for a dramatic view. The walk upwards takes you through a long arch of oak trees and Victorian black lamps which gives a real feel of the history of the area.

The history

‘Cotham Gardens was one of the first public gardens created in the city on land donated to the council by the Fry family from the Cotham Tower estate in 1879. The new park, already planted with many mature trees, was opened in April 1881. Much of the layout of the southern end of the park survives with its intricate system of paths and trees intact. The trustees of the owners of Redland Court also donated part of that property’s avenue and the lower part of Redland Grove (Lovers’ Walk) in 1884. Redland Road was widened and its tree avenue planted at this time.’

Bristol City Council

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