The Friends of the Admiralís Gardens (FoAG)
Written by Web Master
Is a community group who aim to influence the development of open space, woodlands and Lines fortifications as a new community park next to the new Mid Kent College in Gillingham.
The area, perhaps not as well known as its sister the Great Lines can be found between Prince Arthur Road, Cumberland Road, Johnson Avenue, and the Lines Fortifications in North Gillingham, see on the map.
Friends of the Admiral’s Gardens
Influence the development of the area as a park
Safeguard it as open green space
Hold fun events for all ages
Ensure access for the whole community
The Lower Lines is an important area of green space in North Gillingham. It is also a natural haven for trees and wildlife including bats and woodpeckers.
Historically the Lines were open areas across which guns were intended to be fired to repel an enemy advance. These fortifications (until recently overgrown) are designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The Admiral of the Nore had his residence and gardens here.
Because it’s been MoD land it hasn’t been disturbed, which means that many wildlife species have found sanctuary here. The park – opened to the public in January 2010 - will have wildlife conservation areas, an adventure playground, bridges across a moat and benches. It may also have a picnic and barbeque area.