A statue of Queen Victoria unveiled in 1902 takes pride of place on manicured lawns, giving the park the local name of “Victoria Park”.
On one side you will have the River Eden with mounds of snowdrops and wild garlic starting to appear along its banks and views to the North of the City.
The centre of the park has well maintained herbaceous borders containing evergreens, willow and azaleas, which look amazing in May, but are equally beautiful at his time of year,
The recently completed flood defences are much more architectural than previously existed and give easy access to the park from Castle Way. These have now been planted up with new trees and herbaceous perennials.
Crocuses are very short lived and will only last about one week, we caught these in bloom on the last day of February 2009. For those who may miss this display we have added a gallery below.