A brief history of Letchworth Garden City
Discover how Letchworth Garden City, the world's first Garden City, came to be founded, the principles behind its unique planning and development, and the influence it has had in shaping the Garden City movement globally.
Letchworth - a 21st century Garden City
Letchworth Garden City, the world's first Garden City, was founded in 1903. It's a place with a unique culture and heritage, both of which still exist today in the spirit of its citizens and positivity of its businesses. The Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation is committed to making sure that these values can grow and develop over the next 100 years.
Grants and good causes
Money raised at our venues get reinvested in to the community via our grant schemes. This video highlights some of the great causes and organisations that are supported by these grants.
Discover the International Garden Cities Institute
Founded to look at the role of the Garden City Movement across the world, the International Garden Cities Institute is already making its mark. This video explains more about the work underway and what's still to come.
Letchworth from the air
A birds-eye look at the world's first Garden City
Our investment model
At the heart of the garden city concept is a social model of capturing value created within the town, which is then reinvested back into the town for the benefit of the local community.
Norton Pond renovations
A first look at Norton Pond following the first phase of renovation work carried out in December 2016.
Show gardens at Standalone Farm
Find out about our new garden, built in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society, which features plants and trees from garden cities inspired by Letchworth around the world. It has been developed with local volunteers who helped plant and maintain the beautiful garden.
Find your Garden City story
Follow Frank as he discovers his own Garden City story with the help of the Garden City Collection. This animation was part of the Collection's "Every Object Tells A Story" exhibition at the Letchworth Community Museum.
Outdoor Cinema 2017
We had a great time at Outdoor Cinema 2017 up on the Broadway Gardens in Letchworth. Thanks to all who came and we look forward to more scenes like this next year.
Views of a Garden City from above
Drone footage taken over Letchworth Garden City in 2017. Showing the areas around Standalone, the Spirella Building and other locations around the town.
Planting a wave of poppies
To mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, we teamed up with scouts, guides and cadets from around Letchworth to take part in poppy planting on the Greenway. The planting was led by our partners at ARCH and took place as part of a national Ribbon of Poppies event marking the anniversary.
Barry Parker walking tour
With the Barry Parker exhibition opening at the Broadway Studio & Gallery and the International Garden Cities Exhibition, we thought we'd get out there and show off some of Barry Parker's finest examples of architecture in Letchworth. This video takes in some of the sights of the Barry Parker walking tour, the route for which you can pick up and follow from the Gallery, Exhibition or Tourist Information Centre.