Worth Park has won South & South East in Bloom’s 2015 Silver Gilt award in the Heritage Parks & Gardens category in its first year of entering.
Worth Park covers eight hectares and once formed part of Worth Forest, an ancient woodland and hunting ground which has records dating back to Anglo-Saxon times.
The park has recently undergone a restoration project to restore it to its former Victorian glory, with the help of funding from Crawley Borough Council and £2.42m from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Ridley’s Court is home to the park’s Visitor Centre as well as toilets, including disabled facilities, exhibition space and community rooms.
Worth Park is in Pound Hill and can be accessed from Milton Mount Avenue or Grattons Drive by car.
There is a small car park at the entrance to the park from Milton Mount Avenue including three disabled bays.
From Three Bridges station walk east along Worth Park Avenue and then left into Milton Mount Avenue. The walk takes 15-20 minutes.
The park is open 24 hours a day.
Keep up-to-date with events at the park throughout the year.
Set up in 2006, the aim of the Worth Park Friends is to act as ambassadors for the area, raise awareness of the history of the gardens, organise clean up days and fundraising events. For more information telephone 01293 882275.
Crawley Croquet Club plays on the park’s lawns, catering for everyone from beginners to experienced players. From April to October members can be found there almost every day. For further details contact the club secretary Anne Jenkinson on 01293 884469.
Are you fascinated by history and heritage? Do you love gardening, or are good at organising? If so, perhaps you would be interested in finding out more about the volunteering opportunities at Worth Park?
We’re also looking for people interested in leading guided walks around Worth Park. These specialist walks would cover different topics such as birds, trees, lake wildlife, the history of the park or even croquet with a game at the end! Contact Edwina Livesey on 01293 438027
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Worth Park Visitor Centre