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Lytham St.Annes, Lancashire, England


  A plan of St.George's Gardens c1900

A plan of St.George's Gardens c1900 (now Ashton Gardens).


A plan of St.George's Gardens c1900 (now Ashton Gardens).  The area comprised about twelve acres of sand dunes and were laid out, as far as possible, in the natural state, with the dunes preserved.

In its "palmy" days it was a pleasant retreat, with its lawns, flower-beds, pond, avenues of trees, and hills literally covered with all manner of flowering plants. 

LEFT: An area known as "The Pool" in St.George's Gardens c1904. This was replaced by the lake in 1916.

In springtime it was a pretty sight to see thousands of stocks and wallflowers in bloom in crannies and nooks, along the paths, growing in wild profusion. It was a favourite resort of picnic parties which visited St.Annes in the 1880s.