A green oasis in Hull’s busy city centre, Queen’s gardens has long been a popular spot for locals and tourists alike.
Originally the site of the first dock to be constructed in Hull, it was renamed queens in 1854 when Queen Victoria visited the city. It was closed in 1930 to be transformed into beautiful park with tree lined walkways, fountains and picturesque ponds.
Approach the gardens from Victoria square to find a tranquil area of flower gardens around the ‘Rosebowl’ fountain. Take a short walk down the slopes into the sunken garden with large expanses of lush laws and a further two ponds with relaxing fountains.
At the north end of the gardens is a plaque which depicts Robinson Crusoe, as he started his voyage from Hull and according to the novel, he remained stranded on a desert island for over 28 years, wishing he could return to Hull.
Most recently Queens Gardens has become host for many of Hull’s most popular events such as the Jazz Festival and the Freedom Festival. The Mick Ronson stage which is currently undergoing renovations is a great place for performances and a new Solar Gate sculpture is set to be unveiled there later this year.