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.
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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.