A brief history of Letchworh 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.

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 and 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.