Southampton Garden
Southampton Garden

Southampton, Hampshire

In one corner of Town Quay Park, there is a small garden dedicated to the Huguenots who came to Southampton seeking sanctuary from religious persecution in France and the Netherlands.

A Mulberry tree, which is a symbol of the silk industry brought to the city by the Huguenots, shades plants of French origin. A nearby plaque donated by the Women’s Gas Federation for its opening in 1985 explains the garden’s history.

Southampton Plaque between French and High Streets
Plaque between French and High Streets. © Copyright Basher Eyre
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