The Holes has been the site of the University of Bristol,Botanic Garden since 2005.
The new garden was designed by Land Use Consultants advised by Peter Crane
The Downs Conservation Area.
- Historic Development of the site
This was a naturalistic garden and plant collection 1872 by Hiatt
Cowles Baker for his father: kitchen garden now car
park, layout otherwise intact; terrace; rockery
containing series of linked ponds; specimen trees,
shrubs, wide collection of plants particularly alpines
and aquatics, many unusual. This garden was similar to
H.C. Baker’s own garden at Oaklands, South