Chatham Garrison Gardens
In 1869 the Secretary of War, Sir John Pakington, gave permission for a large area of Crown Land at Chatham to be set aside as recreation grounds and gardens for the garrison. The grounds were surveyed and prepared by members of the Royal Engineers under the supervision of Mr William Menzies, Deputy Surveyor of Windsor Park. I am currently engaged in researching the Garrison Gardens prior to the launch of a fund-raising campiagn to facilitate the restoration of the gardens. Any advice or other pointers will be very much appreciated.