Marie Corelli and Firs Gardens green plaque in Stratford-upon-Avon

Welcome to the Firs Gardens

This delightfully tranquil corner of Stratford was refurbished in 1990: a joint project
between Town and District Councils.

'The Firs', a nearby house no longer in existence, lends the gardens its name.

When it was sold in 1910, Marie Corelli, the famous novelist, bought the gardens to
preserve them as an open space for the benefit of the town.

Marie Corelli (1 May 1855 – 21 April 1924) was a British novelist. She enjoyed a period of great literary success from the publication of her first novel in 1886 until World War I. Corelli's novels sold more copies than the combined sales of popular contemporaries, including Arthur Conan Doyle, H. G. Wells, and Rudyard Kipling, although critics often derided her work as "the favourite of the common multitude."

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