Springtime in Welwyn Garden City 1990
By Meadow Green Resident
This view was taken from my office in the old De Havilland College, (now Oaklands College) and looks across Campus West to the John Lewis store.
This view of Parkway is taken from the south end of Campus West and many of the poplar trees in the centre of the picture have been cut down, owing to disease and health and safety.
Looking across Campus West towards the Council Offices. I believe the purple flowering trees are prunus.
A view of the De Havilland College. Each day I would walk to work at the college up Handside Lane and particularly in Spring, enjoy the 'Garden City'.
Another view of De Havilland College, framed by the Campus West golden daffodils.
Blossom in Guessons Road. I think it may be crab apple.
Magnolia in bloom at the north end of Guessons Road.
Handside Green, at the top of Handside Lane
First blossom of Spring? Forsythia in Handside Road, just above the Youngs Rise cross roads.
Looking north up Handside Lane, just below the junction of Little Youngs. The yellow blossom is forsythia and the pink blossom is prunus.
Spring tulips framing Campus West Library and Theatre.
Looking down Parkway from the Ebenezer Howard monument.
Spring bulb plantings framing the start of Digswell Road from Campus West.
Another Garden City view looking south along Parkway.
I took these photographs shortly after I came to live in the Garden City. It was a very mild and early Spring in 1990 and I took these shots over about three weeks to capture the wide and colourful range of emergent bulbs and blossom. I was trying to capture the essence of what it was like, as a resident, to walk around ‘West Side’ and enjoy the spectacle of the Garden City at Springtime, which is something special.
This page was added on 10/03/2011.