Riding a Crest of a Wave
A walk to Omved gardens would have been along Townsend Yard passing the picturesque landmark Jack Foster’s cottage and, looking further back down memory lane, clapperboard or shiplap clad cottages. There is no evidence of burgages or other features of historical significance. These cottages have long since disappeared, replaced at the lower end of the approach to Omved Gardens by car parks and garages.
Contrary to a touted misconception, for a hundred years and more, the Omved Garden site has been a privately owned nursery. Comprising two acres of steeply sloping land, riding a crest of a wave, it arcs northward from Highgate Ridge.