Bridge Gardens at Maidenhead Riverside

Maidenhead Riverside is just a short distance from the town centre and is one of the most beautiful stretches of the River Thames.

From Brunel’s famous Sounding Arch to Boulters Lock visitors have lots to see and do with hidden gems such as Ray Mill Island, a must for families.

The Riverside Gardens are to be found right next to the famous Maidenhead Bridge. Jenners Cafe with adjacent crazy golf and kids playground can be found further upstream on the way to Boulters Lock and Ray Mill Island. Within the gardens you can find the Ada Lewis monument


There is a great choice of places to eat including Thames Riviera Blue River café, The Thames Hotel and Boulters restaurant.

Ada Lewis Monument at Maidenhead Riverside, besides the River Thames
Ada Lewis Monument at Maidenhead Riverside, besides the River Thames

“This memorial was originally erected in 1908 in memory of local benefactor Ada Lewis, and was used as a drinking trough for passing horses during the days of heavy horse-coach traffic over the Maidenhead Bridge.

Ada Lewis was the wife of a wealthy moneylender and philanthropist, Samuel Lewis and the couple had homes in London, Brighton and Boulters Lock, Maidenhead. Between them, the Lewises bequeathed millions of pounds to charities in London, Brighton and Maidenhead.

The memorial was first placed outside the Thames Riviera Hotel but was moved in the 1970’s to the opposite side of the A4, where it was used as a large bedding planter.

In late 2010 the memorial was relocated to a more central position within Bridge Gardens where you see it today. It has been converted into a fountain and illuminated at night, so that users can enjoy it as well as views of the River Thames and Maidenhead.”

Welcome to Maidenhead Riverside Gardens
Welcome to Maidenhead Riverside Gardens
 Ada Lewis Memorial Fountain in Winter
Ada Lewis Memorial Fountain in Winter

Frozen water at  Ada Lewis Memorial Fountain in Winter
Frozen water at Ada Lewis Memorial Fountain in Winter

This memorial was originally erected in 1908 in memory of local benefactor Ada Lewis, and was used as a drinking trough. In late 2010 the memorial was relocated to a more central position within Bridge Gardens. The water jets were struggling a little here with the water close to freezing after recent snow.

Entrance to Maidenhead Riverside
Entrance to Maidenhead Riverside

Ada Lewis Memorial is in Riverside Gardens, just over Maidenhead Bridge. SL6 8NJ, Maidenhead, Windsor And Maidenhead, England, United Kingdom

One Comment Add yours

  1. Jab Young says:

    Good morning, I live opposite Bridge Gardens and it looks like some maintenance work is going on, looks like gridding has been laid. Please can you tell me what is proposed for this area of the gardens adjacent to BridgeView House? Perhaps this is the reason that the front of the gardens is being allowed to overgrown with ivy?
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you

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