Butterfly garden 

Pound Lane

This building gap in Pound Lane was created in 1983 by the demolition of two 19th century cottages.  An archaeological dig successfully identified the Roman origins of this north west corner section of the city wall, showing that the medieval structure of flint and ashlar sat above the original Roman core.

The John Hayes Award is given every year for the best publication related to life in Canterbury.  In 2009 it was awarded to Kenneth Pinnock for his book A Canterbury Childhood, published after his death.  The Pinnock family and the John Hayes Award committee decided that the award should go to the Canterbury Society, who used the money to help with the costs of planting in the Butterfly Garden.  A memorial plaque commemorating the event was placed in the garden on 19 June 2010.

What to see:

  • garden with Canterbury Society planting (Image 1)
  • plaque on garden wall (2010) (Image 2)
  • Butterfly garden viewed from bridge (Image 3)
  • line of city wall (Image 4)