Forbury Gardens is a public park in the town of Reading in the English county of Berkshire. The park is on the site of the outer court of Reading Abbey, which was in front of the Abbey Church. The site was formerly known as the Forbury, and one of the roads flanking the current gardens is still known as The Forbury. Fairs were held on the site three times a year until the 19th century.
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Great day out revisiting childhood haunts. So impressed with the Abbey Quarter, restoration etc of Abbey was great but our absolute favourite is the Museum - excellent!
The Abbey ruins have been well preserved and a great deal of information has been added which greatly adds to the experience of exploring the area. Well worth a visit whether or not you've been in the past.
Lovely garden with a lots of benches. Feels clean and tidy. They seem to like playing music in the gazebo bit, there's also a few weirdos in there but then again this is typical Reading.
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 lovely park can be enjoyed greatly during the summer. Also every weekend there are some events taking place on the grounds.
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!
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.
Great park in the centre of town, Lovely place in town to spend lunch/afternoon whatever you want, nice gardens, some days there is a band playing in the bandstand, through the summer there is a food Festival #bluecollar, there is also a water festival on the Abbey side next to the holybrook, and in the coming weeks the Abbey will be reopening and in the past the used to have theatre performances so hopefully they will carry that on.
Nice and green area for a picknic during the work lunch. There are plenty shops nearby and only 2 min walk to train station. It's nice when there events, food stall, etc
One of my other favourite places in town. well kept,full of history, summer time always something going on ie music, street food, cinema. There is also the monuments and where we pay our respects on remembrance day.
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!
Really live the Forbury gardens and can't wait for the Abbey ruins to be open to the public
With the royal look of the Berkshire lion... It really is a nice place to sit and contemplate at the midst of the town centre...
One of the best gardens i have ever seen so far, you can have endless photo shoots here, play with your kids and have good chit chat with your friends .
Good place to walk. Indian's get together takes place here. I enjoyed my visit.
Very well kept. More of a large garden than a park, but very attractive with an unusual handkerchief tree, a rose garden area and mammoth sized lion statue. Feels like a step into Edwardian England.
Clearly with the abbey fenced off the experience suffered. But lovely gardens and closer top river walk and bars
Lovely park great place to sit in summer and filled historic details. As an added bonus for Pokemon go players this park is a Pokemon nest.
Modest sized, well kept gardens. Absolutely the must place to have lunch on a sunny day in the summer. Impressive lion statue!