The last remaining Detached Gardens in Hertfordshire – which have been called Inland Beach Huts – are threatened by proposals from HCC for housing on them.
This would be a disastrous loss of a unique piece of our garden heritage and HGT has already alerted Historic England, Herts HER and others who can help save them..
A local group, Gaping Lane Historic Gardens Association, successfully applied to have them Registered as a Community Asset. They invited HGT to work with them to put the case for community garden use – as at Hill Close Gardens in Warwick – and to save these gardens, NOT allotments, from the bulldozers. 75% of the gardens have already been gobbled up by Samuel Lucas School and its playing fields.
More details of Detached Gardens and the Park Piece (now Gaping Lane) ones can be found here and details on the Hill Close Gardens here http://hillclosegardens.com/