In 2020 Welwyn Garden City is 100 years old

We are delighted that we have already managed to deliver many highly successful events to celebrate our wonderful town in its centenary year

Our 20.20km Centenary Walk through villages and beautiful countryside is proving to be very popular, already enjoyed by many hundreds of people. You can download our leaflet from our Centenary Walk page.

Enjoy our four City of Trees trails which celebrate the c. 19,000 trees which can be found across the town. The trail leaflets can be downloaded from our City Of Trees Page.

A life sized bronze sculpture of Sir Ebenezer Howard has been  cast – a celebration of his vision for Welwyn Garden City – ‘a true marriage of town and country’.  The statue will be unveiled in the town centre later this year.

Our much anticipated Carnival is now being planned to take place on 19 June 2021 as a grand finale to the Centenary celebrations.

Explore our website to find out more about our signature projects and see photos of some of our events which have which have already taken place. 

We all look forward to celebrating with you as soon as we are able.  In the meantime, follow us on social media, sign up for our newsletter and check back here for updates. 

We would like to extend sincere thanks to all our sponsors, partners and volunteers, without whom our fantastic year of celebrations would not have been possible.

Welwyn Garden City 100 Year Celebrations

COMMUNITY

Beautiful Woodlands in Welwyn Garden City

NATURE

Louis de Soissons' plan of Welwyn Garden City

HERITAGE

Events to look forward to...

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News

A photo of the WGC Water Fountain - The English Garden Cities - A World Heritage Site?

The English Garden Cities – A World Heritage Site?

One of our signature projects is an international symposium now scheduled to take place on 22 and 23 April 2021.

Graeme Bell on the initiative to secure World Heritage Site status for the two English – and pioneering – Garden Cities

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Louis de Soissons Plan

Welwyn Garden City’s Famous Town Plan

Welwyn Garden City is arguably one of the most beautiful and certainly the best planned towns in England. The man responsible for the much of what we see in the City was Louis de Soissons, its Chief Architect and Town Planner for 42 years – from its inception in 1920 till his death in 1962.

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LAR Performing Arts Choir - Lean on Me

LAR Pop Choir 2020

This is a gorgeous video produced by LAR Performing Arts group from WGC.

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New signposts

Natural Welwyn Garden City – A successful day.

 On 14th March we officially launched both our Centenary Walk and City of Trees projects …

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WGC Flag

Raising the Welwyn Garden City Centenary Flag

Friday 13th March 2020 was the occasion of hoisting a specially designed flag for the Centenary …

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WGC100 - Off the Fence Article

Off the Fence

Let’s cast our minds back before the Atlee Government’s Town and Country Planning Act 1947.

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Centenary Walk

More signposts and a bridge added to the walk

On Saturday 22nd Feb a small team of us headed off to clear vegetation that …

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Centenary Walk

More waymarker posts being installed

Last Tuesday, a group of volunteers were out and about in Stanborough, the Commons and …

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Centenary Walk

Walk sign installation continues

A crisp and clear Sunday morning saw two of us out and about on the …

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Festival of Music and Performing Arts with the Welwyn Garden City Centenary

Sing a Song – Celebrating 100 year of Welwyn Garden City in 2020

Sing a Song – Celebrating 100 year of Welwyn Garden City in 2020 is a resource …

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