Welwyn Garden City was founded in the early 20th Century on land formerly in the three parishes of Welwyn, Digswell and Hatfield.
Welwyn Garden City , also known locally as "WGC" or "Welwyn Garden", is a town within the Borough of Welwyn Hatfield in Hertfordshire, England. It is located approximately from Kings Cross. Welwyn Garden City was the second garden city in England (founded 1920) and one of the first new towns (designated 1948).
It is unique in being both a garden city and a new town and exemplifies the physical, social and cultural planning ideals of the periods in which it was built.