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Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens

Slough

Type:Garden

Church Lane, Stoke Poges, Slough, Berks, SL2 4NZ

Tel: +44 01753 523744

Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens

About

Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens were designed and laid out in the 1930’s by Edward White, a partner in Milner, White and Sons, a leading landscape architect firm of the day. The gardens are considered to be his best creation.

Sir Noel Mobbs conceived the idea of establishing the twenty acres Memorial Gardens south of the church of St. Giles, which is famous for Thomas Gray’s poem ‘Elegy written in a County Churchyard’ and where his tomb is sited.

Now Grade I registered by English Heritage, the gardens underwent significant restoration work, which was completed in 2004. It was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, South Bucks District Council and the Mobbs Memorial Trust. Much care is taken to keep the gardens to their original design and character.

The gardens contain formal and informal water features, a colonnade, rose garden, woodland, rock garden and open parkland with stunning views across the Capability Brown landscape and Repton bridge to Stoke Park.

April and May are the best months for spring and early summer displays, as well as October for stunning autumn colour. However, the gardens offer interest and a tranquil place for a leisurely walk throughout the year. They are open every day from dawn till dusk and admission is free.

Find out more about Berkshire or see other attractions and places to visit in the county.

See here for other Park and Gardens in the South East.

Facilities

Catering

  • Catering for groups - Teas and cakes on request if booked in advance

Children & Infants

  • Babes in Arms
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome - Deep water

Establishment Features

  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours - If booked in advance
  • No Pets
  • Open all year round
  • Open Christmas
  • Open New Year
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given) - German
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • Off-road parking
  • On site parking
  • On site parking close by

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 1 - 2 hours
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Groups Accepted - Please book in advance

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Some no smoking areas
  • Village Location

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Book ahead

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Junction 6 of the M4, take the northbound exit which is the A355 Tuns Lane. Go over the first roundabout and at the next junction turn right onto the A4. At the next large traffic lights junction (alongside the park on your left) turn left signposted to ‘Stoke Poges’. Continue along this road for approximately 2 miles. You will go past a pair of large cream coloured gatehouses on the left and the Polish Association on your right. The car park for the Memorial Gardens is the next turning on the right.

From Junction 5 of the M4, take the A4 into Slough and follow this road for approximately 3 miles. After you pass a large Tesco on your right, go past one more right turn into the train station and then take the next right at a large traffic signal junction signposted to Gerrards Cross and the Crematorium. Continue along this road until you reach the Slough Borough Council crematorium (approximately 1 mile) and from there continue along Stoke Road (B416), at the mini roundabout take the first exit and then take the second turning left into Park Road and the next turning left into Church Lane. You will find the car park for the Memorial Gardens after approximately ½ mile on your right.

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