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Wheathampstead is fortunate to have a rare example of Victorian crinkle-crankle walls – the only publicly accessible ones in Hertfordshire. When the Moat House flats were built in part of what had been the garden of the Old Rectory in King Edward Place, the Parish Council was given the rest of the space that is enclosed by these walls to use as a community asset. The Council plans to develop the garden as an attractive space in which to relax and enjoy the beautiful view of St Helen’s Church. The small building next to the garden known as the 'Tithe Barn' has

 also been updated and will be used as storage for the Parish Council.  






These images show the garden is its current form. 

Plans for the garden - 2018

Our vision for the garden:

  • to restore the garden to its delightful nineteenth-century glory and provide a beautiful space for the people of Wheathampstead to enjoy
  • to create a garden that will appeal to visitors from further afield and inspire the next generation of gardeners
  • to create a space that is tranquil, accessible, educational, and a wildlife-friendly habitat.

New features will include:

  • A petanque/boules court, which will be free to use
  • seating
  • sensory gardens


Proposed plan - credit: Jackie Gough 

We would like YOUR feedback on this proposal! 

Please share your views with us by completing this survey below. This survey is anonymous, unless you choose to add your details at the end of the survey. Please do so if you interested in helping with the garden..

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leafleafThe Memorial Hall, Marford Road, Wheathampstead Hertfordshire, AL4 8AY
01582 832541, info@wheathampstead-pc.gov.uk
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