Blenheim Gardens


Prologue

 

Not far from the town centre and seafront of Minehead, there is an unexpected haven of peace and tranquillity – the Blenheim Gardens. The idea of a place which would be quiet and peaceful was in the minds of the designers of Blenheim Gardens.

Nearly a century later, the gardens are still thriving, offering summer concerts and the use of a putting green as well as a wealth of beautiful plants for the enjoyment of garden lovers. Among the displays of flowers are two formal Edwardian displays found at either end of the park and a wide range of specimen trees. Wide walkways twist around lawns and flowerbeds full of bright annuals.

The more modern Burma Star Memorial garden, which is at the furthest corner from the seaside entrance, has a stunning display of herbaceous plants, annual and perennial flowers and ferns. The garden is a tribute to the Somerset Branch of the Burma Star Association, who remembers the men and women who served in Burma during the 1941-5 Pacific War.