Carlisle City Council has many hectares of parks and open spaces

Sailing, fishing and canoeing are some of the varied activities at Talkin Tarn Countryside Park

Sailing, fishing and canoeing are some of the varied activities available at Talkin Tarn

Carlisle has maginificant green spaces to enjoy

Our open spaces are enjoyed by visitors and locals alike


We have many miles of cycling and walking trails

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Eden Bridge Gardens

Eden Bridge Gardens

Eden Bridge Gardens are situated on the north bank of the River Eden at the foot of Stanwix, where the Gardens form an attractive entrance to Rickerby Park

17 May 2016/Categories: Parks

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Pedestrian access is from Eden Bridge or Rickerby Park.  There is limited car parking in Rickerby Park (enter off the Brampton Road, or via the village of Linstock).


For some peculiar reason, these gardens have been known locally for many years as the “Chinese Gardens”. However, there is nothing Chinese in the design and anybody knowledgeable in the works of Thomas Mawson, knows that he was famed for his grand Italianate designs, still existing at many stately homes including Rydal Hall in Cumbria.  Eden Bridge Gardens are ornamental gardens.  Built by Percy Dalton, the City's Engineer, in the early 1930's from a design by Prentice Mawson.  Eden Bridge Gardens are laid out with planted borders, shrubberies and ornamental ponds, with numerous sitting places for quiet contemplation overlooking the City of Carlisle and the River Eden.

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Eden Bridge Gardens are open all day, every day, all year round.


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