Westgate Parks

Westgate Gardens, Tannery Field, Toddlers Cove and Bingley Island have been linked together to form a larger, major park. 

Westgate Parks has been at the centre of history in Kent since the Iron Age. You can read more about the history of the park at westgateparks.co.uk

In 1936, Catherine Ellise Williamson gave the the house and gardens to the city corporation. Catherine was a city councillor and was responsible for the redevelopment of the house and gardens with the city architect. Catherine was also Canterbury's first female mayor and served for two years, from 1938 to 1940. 


The entrance to the park is opposite the Westgate Towers, North Lane, Canterbury.

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Wild about Westgate 

The Westgate parks 'Wild about Westgate' outdoor learning programme offers school visits for all ages and abilities. The programme is packed with exciting educational activities linked to the national curriculum.

Find out more at westgateparks.co.uk

Friends of Westgate Park

The Friends of Westgate Parks meet regularly and helped develop the Heritage Lottery Fund application. The Friends Group is open to new members and regularly attend events such as the Food Festival.  

For further information, please visit westgateparks.co.uk

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