Festival Pleasure Gardens under construction, Festival of Britain, Battersea Park, London: perspective view of the site looking towards Battersea Park Station with Battersea Power Station in the distance
Architect/Designer Gardner, James (1907-1995) Artist/Photographer Hoar, Harold Frank (1909-1976) Country UK: England City London Subject Date 1951 Image Date 1951 View Topographical Medium Drawing Library Reference PA783/6 Orientation Landscape Colour Info Black and white Credit RIBA Collections Subject Gardens ; Garden buildings ; Fairs ; Exhibition buildings ; Amusement parks ; Parks ; Construction sites ; Power stations ; Exhibitions
NOTES: The Festival Pleasure Gardens were designed as a recreation and entertainment space for the 1951 Festival of Britain, with much of the planting designed by James Gardner. The site featured a new water garden and fountains with popular attractions including a 'Tree-Walk', the Guinness Festival Clock and a pleasure railway known as the Far Tottering and Oyster Creek Branch Railway.
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