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

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RIBApix ref no RIBA31564
Architect/DesignerGardner, James (1907-1995)
Artist/PhotographerHoar, Harold Frank (1909-1976)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1951
Image Date1951
Library ReferencePA783/6
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes 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.

Subject tags

Gardens, garden buildings, Exhibitions, exhibition buildings, power stations, construction sites, parks, amusement parks, fairs