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Worth Park

South and South East in Bloom 2015

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.

  

South and South East in Bloom 2015

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 Camelia Walk

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.

What’s here?

Ridleys Court is home to the park’s Visitor Centre as well as toilets, including disabled facilities, exhibition space and community rooms.

What’s on

Crawley Heritage open day

25 May 10am-2.30pm

Find out more about Crawley's heritage, history and archaeology at this open day . Our expert panel of speakers includes the County Archaeologist John Mills and Lorna Richardson of the Local Heritage Engagement Network.

It’s free but spaces for the talks are limited so please contact Edwina on 01293 438027

Worth Park Wanders

A series of free, themed walks between February and October. All walks start at 10.30am on the second Thursday of each month and last for about an hour. Meet at the entrance to the Visitor Centre at Ridleys Court.

Keep up to date and find out more about all the events taking place at the park this year.

Date

Theme

12 May

Croquet – enjoy a short tour of the formal gardens then try your hand at croquet! A fun game suitable for all fitness levels

9 June

Discover Worth Park Lake. Meet by the bus stop near the lake in Somerville Drive

14 July

Flowers and gardens. Enjoy the many plants and flowers, both wild and formal, that grow in the park

11 August

The Montefiore’s of Worth Park. Learn more about this fascinating family from Crawley and their household

8 September

Pulham and Son. Find out about this celebrated firm of Victorian garden designers

13 October

Worth Park trees. See some of our wonderful trees in their autumn colours and learn about their heritage

Worth Park Lake

How to get here

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.

Train
From Three Bridges station walk east along Worth Park Avenue and then left into Milton Mount Avenue. The walk takes 15-20 minutes.

Bus
Metrobus operates a service to the park via route 4 and route 5 .

Opening times

The park is open 24 hours a day.

Worth Park Friends

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.

Fishing

The fishery is operated by Crawley Angling Society for members only.

Crawley Croquet Club

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.

Worth Park Volunteers

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 

01293 438027 edwina.livesey@crawley.gov.uk  Click to email us
Worth Park Visitor Centre
Ridleys Court
Pound Hill
Crawley
RH10 3DH

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Worth Park Visitor Centre
Ridleys Court
Pound Hill
Crawley
RH10 3DH

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