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Worth Park cows

The cows, created by West Sussex based sculptor Simon Groves, were carved in the autumn of 2016 from a 180-year-old oak tree sourced from the Petworth Estate.

Highlighting the use of open parkland in the Montefiore era for grazing herds of prize-winning Jersey and Guernsey cows, the sculptures are located close to the
ha-ha, a walled ditch intended to be invisible from the house whilst keeping cattle from straying into the formal gardens. Jersey cows were a feature of the Worth Park landscape for many years.

 

Wooden Cows

 

  
Worth Park cows

The cows, created by West Sussex based sculptor Simon Groves, were carved in the autumn of 2016 from a 180-year-old oak tree sourced from the Petworth Estate.

Highlighting the use of open parkland in the Montefiore era for grazing herds of prize-winning Jersey and Guernsey cows, the sculptures are located close to the
ha-ha, a walled ditch intended to be invisible from the house whilst keeping cattle from straying into the formal gardens. Jersey cows were a feature of the Worth Park landscape for many years.

 

Wooden Cows

 

  

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.

Worth Park Gardens

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

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

Worth Park gardening club

Every Wednesday and every other Sunday at 10.30am.

Learn new skills, keep fit and help keep Worth Park looking its best as part of this friendly group. No experience needed, all ages welcome and tools will be provided.

Gardening training - Learn new skills from the professionals and help our horticulture team maintain the park.

Worth Park costume project

A bi-monthly group from 2-4pm for anyone with an interest in heritage and textile crafts, led by costumier Eileen Hall.

All levels of experience welcome. Materials and refreshments provided. Booking essential – contact Eileen on 07801 233517

Poetry sharing day

28 April

Enjoy poetry created on this beginners’ writing course, led by our poet in residence Patricia M Osborne and inspired by historic photographs of Worth Park House. The course is free to attend and all are welcome.

Dawn chorus walk

7 May

Ever-popular walk led by Sussex Wildlife Trust birds expert Tom Forward followed by tea and croissants. Free, but booking essential.

Worth Park Lake

Stroll and sketch sharing day

21 May

Enjoy the artworks created during this course with local artist Vanessa Cumper. The course is free with booking essential.

Vintage picnic

28 May

Celebrate 70 years of Crawley New Town with dressing up, music, dancing, guided walks and a cake competition! Free, no need to book.

Worth Park Wednesday

31 May

Free crafts and activities for families inspired by the park.

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.

Our visitor centre is located in Ridleys Court, RH10 3DH.

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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