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Welwyn Garden City Centenary Foundation

In 2020 Welwyn Garden City will be 100!

The Welwyn Garden City Centenary Foundation is a community led organisation set up to deliver a year of celebrations for our wonderful town.

January 2020 will start the Centenary celebrations in style with a festival of lights. A huge carnival, complete with 15 floats, will take place on 11 July. Over 50 of the town’s sports and leisure clubs are planning events and competitions to run throughout the year, alongside the town’s music and performing arts groups with a Festival.

Primary schools will be involved in planting bulbs and trees to commemorate the Centenary. The first ever community-led garden is planned to appear on the Main Avenue at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show with elements of the show garden relocated as a permanent feature.

A sculpture of Sir Ebenezer Howard is also being planned in celebration of his vision for Welwyn Garden City – ‘a true marriage of town and country’. To appreciate the beauty of our green space, a 20.20km Centenary Walk will circle the villages around the town. The City of Trees will recognise the 19,000 different species which can be found across the town.

Finally, no 100 year celebration would be complete without a Royal Visit!

We hope you enjoy exploring our site and finding out more about our Centenary year.

Welwyn Garden City 100 Year Celebrations

COMMUNITY

Beautiful Woodlands in Welwyn Garden City

NATURE

Louis de Soissons' plan of Welwyn Garden City

HERITAGE

Here is the latest list of dates for our signature events. We look forward to celebrating with you!

News

Welwyn Hatfield Times - Supporters of the Welwyn Garden City Centenary Celebrations

Second photographic competition reported in the WHT

Young Snappers shine at awards ceremony in run up to centenary. From the Welwyn Hatfield Times, 18th July 2018.

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Welwyn Hatfield Times - Supporters of the Welwyn Garden City Centenary Celebrations

Centenary at the Welwyn Garden City Garden Fair

Visitors to our Cream team Experience at Saturday’s Experience at Saturday’s BID Garden Fair enjoyed delicacies prepared by the chef at Tewin Bury Farm

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Welwyn Hatfield Times - Supporters of the Welwyn Garden City Centenary Celebrations

Centenary looking to replace old boat at Stanborough Roundabout

News article in the Welwyn Hatfield Times for 4th July 2018.

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Welwyn Hatfield Times - Supporters of the Welwyn Garden City Centenary Celebrations

Town Plan reproduced at new Bus Station

News article in the Welwyn Hatfield Times for 23rd June 2018.

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Society of Garden Designers (Garden Design Journal) - Welwyn announced July 2018 Edition

Society of Garden Designers magazine announce Welwyn competition winner

WELWYN GARDEN CITY Centenary Foundation and the SGD have announced Pre-Registered Member Heather Appleton of Appleton & Co as the winner of a joint competition to create a special project for the town’s 100th anniversary.

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WGC 100 Centenary Garden

See what others are reporting about the winning designer for Chelsea

The following articles have been published about the winning designer for the RHS Flower Show 2020.

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Heather Appleton winner of the RHS Flower show competition.

Winner of Garden City Competition announced

The Welwyn Garden City Centenary Foundation (WGCCF) has chosen Heather
Appleton of Appleton & Co Design as the winner in a competition to design a
Centenary Garden which will have its debut at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
in 2020 and then return to the town for all to enjoy.

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WGC 100 Centenary Garden

Centenary Garden Winner (The Landscaper)

The Welwyn Garden City Centenary Foundation (WGCCF) has chosen Heather Appleton of Appleton & Co Design as the winner in a competition to design a Centenary Garden that will debut at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2020.

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WGC 100 Centenary Garden

Winner announced in the Welwyn Garden City Centenary Garden Competition (Pro-Landscaper )

The Welwyn Garden City Centenary Foundation (WGCCF) has chosen Heather Appleton of Appleton & Co Design as the winner in a competition to design a Centenary Garden which will have its debut at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2020 and then return to the town for all to enjoy.

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Welwyn Garden City Centenary Foundation 1920-2020

Centenary Group at the Welwyn Garden City Food Festival

On Saturday 12th May 2018, the members of the Centenary Group and a number of …

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Disclaimer

The Foundation can accept no responsibility for the organisation or regulation of any satellite events arranged to mark the centenary of Welwyn Garden City. This includes but is not limited to public liability insurance, health and safety issues (including risk assessments, Performance Licenses and safeguarding of children or vulnerable adults), transport, hiring of facilities, and any costs associated. The use of the Foundation name and logo does not infer any specific oversight or involvement of the Foundation unless stated.”