Pack for Garden Designers

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Welwyn Garden City Centenary 1920 - 2020

In order to provide garden designers with some information about Welwyn Garden City, a number of articles and maps are included here.

Item 1 is an article about Welwyn Garden City (Note: hold cursor over article and a scroll bar will appear which allows selection of additional pages, 6 in total).

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Item 2 is a section of an Ordnance Survey map dated 1898 showing the area that is now Welwyn Garden City.


Item 3 is a copy of the original town plan created by Louis de Soissons.


Item 4 is a section of a 1922 Ordnance Survey map showing early developments of the town.


Item 5 shows various cut de sac designs.


Item 6 provides some indication of the various tree varieties used in the town in the first decades.


Item 7 provides further details of tree varieties.


Item 8 shows an early idea for a garden city.

ITEM 8 Garden City Wedge

Item 9 provides details of other useful web sites

Britain From Above

Our Welwyn Garden City

Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust

Welwyn Garden City Society

Welwyn Garden City Horticultural Society

Item 10 provides some suggested books about Welwyn Garden City

Dozens of erudite books on Howard’s ideas and the place of garden cities in town planning are available but the following suggestions may be of interest as they are both aimed at the general reader.

For a biography of Ebenezer Howard see; “Ebenezer Howard” by John Moss- Eccardt. Shire Publications 1973.
On garden cities;  “English Garden Cities, an introduction” by Mervyn Miller. English Heritage 2010 is an excellent short well illustrated summary.
“Welwyn Garden City: a town designed for healthy living”, by Maurice de Soissons 1987 remains the standard very detailed history.