The Central Gardens extend from the town centre to Coy Pond and were first developed in the 1870s. They are now the home of the tennis courts, a children’s playground and a war memorial with beautiful rose borders, a Rhododendron Walk and heather beds. A Pergola was added in 1990 to commemorate the centenary of the borough of Bournemouth.
Trails are marked throughout the Bournemouth Gardens, with information boards and signs along the way. Bournemouth is justly proud of its gardens and floral heritage – these gardens form a quiet retreat from the busy life of the town.