© Worth Park Friends 2021
WORTH PARK FRIENDS
The Friends and Crawley Borough Council have been working together since 2007 to secure Heritage Lottery Funding for Worth Park. Now that the Park has been successfully restored to its former glory, we would normally meet on the second Tuesday of the month in the Montefiore Room at Ridley’s Court and enjoy talks given by speakers about various subjects. However, for the time being, refer to the Covid-19 notices on our News and Members page. Via this website, we like to inform you about the park’s history as well as the architectural features. You will also find extensive information about the park’s flora and fauna which can be enjoyed at any time in Worth Park. Worth Park and its former stable block, Ridley’s Court , were part of the former country estate which was owned by a branch of the Montefiore family. After the First World War, Milton Mount College , a boarding school for girls, bought the Montefiore mansion and parts of the landholdings. The school relocated in 1960 and sold the site to Crawley Borough Council (1963). A modern block of flats has replaced the Montefiore Mansion. Main features of the park are Ridley’s Court , containing a fully refurbished meeting room and interpretation centre, the formal gardens with the Camellia Walk - which is unique in its design -, the large Pulham Fountain , an Italianate Terrace (also by James Pulham and Son), Croquet lawns and the lake with four small islands .

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Worth Park Pound Hill, Crawley, West Sussex, England Worth Park Friends were instrumental in obtaining Lottery Funding for Worth Park.

Latest Updates:

An additonal Health Walk will be guided by our Head Gardener Stephen Peters. This is a contribution to ‘Love Parks Week’. Stephen will comment on the marvellous trees and plants in our park. Date: 29th July at 10.30 a.m. Booking is essential. Ballet in the Park 31st July, 3.00 and 5.00 pm: “Tom’s Midnight Garden”, more info Tom’s latest Nature Blog and Statistics: 24th July 2021 25/03/2021: New plaques and longer tree trail Plants of Worth Park: Papaver orientale Victorian Plants series: Perovskia atriplicifolia Outline - Tree Planting Jan/Feb 2021 Worth Park Trees: Acer rubrum and more posted 17/2/2021 Worth Park Tree Trail Worth Park Conservation Report 2020/2021 Tom’s Nature Blog: 2020 Summary Report and Statistics
The Raised Walk, photo by Stephen Peters, 11th June 2021. Look also at more new pictures in the gallery.