The Gardens
The Gardens

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1936 - The Sunken Garden

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"A magnificent new feature of Belle Vue is the Sunken Garden completed last season at a cost of 5,000.  The Garden features a sunken pool, crazy paved surround, fountains and flower beds massed with glorious blooms.  It makes a delightful retreat in which to linger while touring the zoo.  The Garden is built on the site of the original maze which existed at Belle Vue for some fifty years."

Below is an extract from the 1947 Belle Vue Zoo Guide

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