One of Hull’s hidden gems!
Garden Village was Hull’s first Conservation Area and was opened in 1908. It was the vision of local philanthropist and businessman, James Reckitt. He wanted a ‘better and healthier environment’ for people to live in, predominantly his workers.
It was built as a non-profit making 600 housed village and the architecture is very distinctive, typifying the artistic movement of the time. The houses were ahead of their time, with large gardens. They had all the home comforts: hot water, bathrooms, indoor toilets and some even had telephones. The ‘Village’ was built to include everything the residents could want. It had open green spaces and play areas, a church hall, shopping centre, alms houses, a clubhouse and a lot more.
The Clubhouse is still a hub for the community and is regularly used by various groups. There will be large exhibition of historical photos and also Art Works for sale and a book stall. Our popular Vintage Cafe will also be open.
Self Guided Tours – we can provide an illustrated booklet for you to stroll around at any time.