Blenheim Gardens, Minehead
The Council's flagship park in West Somerset is Blenheim Gardens, a 6 acre park situated in the centre of Minehead. Originally created in the 1920s it is now a mature, attractive and sheltered haven, well loved by residents and visitors alike. The park provides spring and summer bedding displays, a diverse selection of trees, shrubs and perennials which thrive in the mild maritime climate. The flower beds and shrub areas are framed by extensive well manicured lawns. The park boasts a bandstand for summer weekend concerts/brass bands.
Blenheim Gardens is host to a number of events throughout the year. For details of these as well as other events taking place in Minehead see the listings on Minehead Town Council website.
There is also a Cafe, an 18-hole putting course (seasonal), a public shelter, toilets, a Burma Star Memorial Garden, and numerous classic teak seats on which the public can relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity.
Blenheim Gardens has its own Facebook page www.facebook.com/BlenheimGardens
Parks Walk, Minehead
The second most popular park in Minehead is the Parks Walk. This is a linear park which follows the Bratton stream from the town centre to the western outskirts at Woodcombe, almost 2 miles in length. It consists of three sections all of which boast varied, interesting and rare trees, shrubs and perennials, a maple collection, a streamside environment, duck pond and natural wildflower areas.
A guide of the parks walk is available from the Visitor Information Centre, Warren Road, Minehead.
Jubilee Gardens & Quay Street, Minehead
Public open spaces along the seafront in Minehead, namely Jubilee Gardens and Quay Street provide floral displays, areas of shrubs/ground cover, grass areas, seating and shelters from which to admire the sea views. Quay Street green is also the start of the Long Distance South West Coast Path, marked by a sculpture of a large pair of hands holding a map.
Culvercliffe is a public open space which is some 12 acres in extent and nestles below the wooded slopes of North Hill. This is situated beyond the harbour and looks out over the Bristol Channel towards South Wales. This area is managed as a wildflower and conservation area with a surfaced path which runs from end to end producing the "Culvercliffe Walk". The site is also criss-crossed by a regularly mown grass pathway to allow access to the "wilder" areas. Seats and shelters provide sanctuary/resting places from which to admire the sea views.