Off St Faith Street, Maidstone ME14 1LH
Situated in the town centre between Maidstone East Station and
Maidstone Museum, Brenchley Gardens provide an oasis of calm
in contrast to the bustling shopping streets. The Victorian
bandstand is the venue for the band season on Sunday afternoons
during the summer, as well as other events throughout the year.
There are two prominent monuments in the gardens. A decorative
pinnacle is a piece from the roof of the Houses of Parliament in
Westminster, London. It was presented to the Mayor after World
War II as Brenchley Gardens lost the Gatehouse
through being bombed. The Cenotaph War Memorial was made from
Portland Stone and designed along the lines of the Cenotaph in
Whitehall. A Remembrance Service with the Wreath
Laying ceremony is held by the "Old Comrades" every September.