The History of Leith

August 13, 2012

The East Princes Street Gardens

The East Princes Street Gardens, which extend
from the Waverley Bridge to the east side of the
Mound, after being, as we have said, a nursery,
were first laid out in 1830, and after suffering some
mutilation and curtailment by the formation of the
Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway, were re-formed
and ornamented anew in 1849-50, at the expense
of about ,£4,500.
The high graduated banks with terraced walks
descend to a deep central hollow, and comprise
within their somewhat limited space a pleasant
variety of promenade and garden ground.

source-Old and New Edinburgh

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