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Fishing at Worth Park

Fishing is currently suspended at Worth Park due to lake work.

  

Fishing at Worth Park

Fishing is currently suspended at Worth Park due to lake work.

  

Worth Park Lake

Milton Mount Avenue, Pound Hill

Worth Park is in Pound Hill. It is located on the site of the old Milton Mount Hall and can be accessed from Milton Mount Avenue or St Catherine’s Road.

What’s Here?

History of Worth Park

the Camellia Walkway

Worth Park (formerly known as Milton Mount Gardens) covers eight hectares and once formed part of the Forest of Worth, which stretched from Slaugham in the south to Worth in the north.

The Worth Park Estate was purchased by Sir Joseph Montefiore in 1850 and the house and garden were later remodelled by his son Francis Abraham Montefiore. The park was turned into a high status late Victorian pleasure garden and landscape, constructed by James Pulham and Son who also designed features for the gardens of Buckingham Palace and Sandringham House.

In 1915 the estate was broken up and sold. The house and gardens were bought by a Gravesend Boarding school in 1920 and became known as Milton Mount College.

In 1963 the house and gardens were purchased by Crawley Borough Council. The house was subsequently demolished and the flats which exist today were built. A significant amount of the original Worth Park garden still exists from the early 1900s but is now in need of substantial restoration.

Friends of Worth Park

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.

Judges from South and South East in Bloom with Friends of Worth Park


Since June 2007, the ‘Friends’ and Crawley Borough Council have been working together to secure Heritage Lottery Funding for Worth Park.

Membership of the Friends of Worth Park is open to all and costs £3 per year for individuals or £5 for families.

Workshops and Outings

The Worth Park Friends hold regular workshops and regular garden visits. Entrance is free, although a donation of at least £1 is suggested. Tea, coffee, fruit juices and biscuits will be provided.

For more information email or telephone 01293 882275.

Crawley Croquet Club

There is also a Croquet Club which plays on the park’s lawns. The club caters for everyone from beginners to experienced players. Between April to October members can be found there almost every day. For further details contact the club secretary Anne Jenkinson on 01293 884469.

Access Guide

DisabledGo has produced access guides for Worth Park .

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Town Hall
The Boulevard
Crawley
West Sussex RH10 1UZ

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Crawley
West Sussex RH10 1UZ

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