Rose Bank Gardens
Worcestershire WR14 4PZ
The Rose Bank Gardens extend over several levels so are a bit of a challenge but well worth exploring. Their position on the edge of the Malvern Hills provides superb views over Malvern and the River Severn.
The Gardens are deceptively large with numerous zig-zag paths to explore. The terraced pathways are illuminated by elegant Victorian, gas-operated, street lamps. The biggest surprise is a fabulous modern, metal sculpture of Two Buzzards. It is hard to know which is the best attraction – the views or the sculpture!
Two Buzzards Sculpture
This stunning steel sculpture of two buzzards in flight was created by local sculptor Walenty Pytel. Mr Pytel, an internationally respected metal sculptor, is based in south Herefordshire and has always wanted to create something for Malvern. The artwork was commissioned by Malvern Town Council, to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year for Malvern.
Buzzards soaring over the hills are quite a common sight. It just so happened that when Mr Pytel was inspecting the site to decide on an appropriate subject, two buzzards flew overhead – “That’s it” he said.
This extraordinarily beautiful piece of work is exactly right for its site.
What was Rose Bank?
If you are a fan of Lea & Perrins Worcester Sauce, you will be interested to know that the Gardens once belonged to Charles William Dyson Perrins, grandson of the co-creator of this famous condiment. In 1918 he gifted the house and gardens as an amenity to the town of Great Malvern
. The house was demolished in the 1950s but the gardens remain.
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Contact & Further Information
+44 (0)1684 892 289
Rose Bank Gardens can be found at the southern end of Belle Vue Terrace, next to the Mount Pleasant Hotel (E on the town map).
Car parking can be found at the other end of Belle Vue Terrace behind the Unicorn pub.
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