Forbury Gardens

Currently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
  • Address: Abbey St, Reading, West Berkshire, United Kingdom, RG1 3EH
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-3451657790
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Garden, Park, Landmark, Walking Area, Performance, Leisure, Family And Kids, Nature, Landmarks, Parks

Forbury Gardens - Review

This is a public park. It is situated in the outer court of the Reading Abbey. The park received a Green Flag Award for being well maintained, safe and welcoming. The place is very calm and welcomes those who wish to relax. The lawns are lush green. You can lay yourself on it ir have a good long walk around it. The scenery is beautiful. Although the garden is located right in the middle of the city, it provides a tranquil experience. A visit here ensures a peaceful break from the hustle and bustle of the busy town.

Highlights include:

  • The Maiwand Lion
  • The Bandstand
  • Refreshment Kiosk
  • Local band Performances
  • The YouTube Gatherings

Forbury Gardens Information

  • Mornings are very crowded.

How To reach Forbury Gardens by Public Transport

  • Hire a taxi.
  • Ask the locals for directions.

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  • Forbury Gardens Address: Abbey St, Reading, West Berkshire, United Kingdom, RG1 3EH
  • Forbury Gardens Contact Number: +44-3451657790
  • Forbury Gardens Timing: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Forbury Gardens Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Forbury Gardens(preferred time): 11:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Forbury Gardens: 01:30 Hrs
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  • Website: http://www.reading.gov.uk/leisureandculture/parksandopenspaces/fulllistofparksandopenspaces/General.asp?id=SX9452-A77F90A5
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Things to Know Before Visiting Forbury Gardens

  • 95% of people who visit Reading include Forbury Gardens in their plan

  • 39.66% of people start their Forbury Gardens visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Forbury Gardens

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

94.59% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Forbury Gardens

People normally club together Reading Abbey Ruins and Blagrave Arms while planning their visit to Forbury Gardens.

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  • Very good place to hold informal (like folk) public performances. I am very familiar with the place. Easy to get to by train, car, bus or ...narrow boat (like yesterday, during the Reading WaterFest). The gardens are an ideal place to relax after visiting the medieval Abbey Ruins adjacent to it. Accessible by wheelchair. Some VERY good pubs around, as well as sandwich shops and other 'eateries'.

  • A nice park in central reading that is good for meeting friends or for enjoying a spot of lunch or a picnic. There are some nice lawns for picnicking and trees for shade, park benches and even a kiosk wheretheres a loo and where you can buy cups of tea and ice creams and what not. All in all, a nice park!

  • This is a nice public garden in the middle of Reading with plenty of space to cater for most tastes. The centrepiece is the War Memorial stopped with a giant lion, and there is a mound providing a view over the gardens. Perhaps this was once a castle mound, although with its proximity to the Courts, perhaps in olde tymes it was the site of the gallows? There is a bandstand which could bed used for concerts. Of course, there are also the old Abbey ruins but not remains of those!

  • A pleasant place to sit and relax. There's also a small kiosk that sells food, drink and ice cream. Two minutes walk from railway station.

  • Perfect pocket of tranquility in the centre of Reading. It will be even better when the Abbey works are completed. Lots of local history celebrated here and well worth a visit.

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