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South Park Gardens

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South Park Gardens is a much-loved and well-used park in Wimbledon. First opened in September 1901, it was restored to its Victorian glory in June 2009 thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Green Flag Award

South Park Gardens is a Green Flag Award winning site; a nationally recognised standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales.

About the gardens

South Park Gardens is a triangular shaped Victorian garden, laid out in a Beaux-Arts style. It is 2.4 hectares in size and located just off the Broadway in central Wimbledon. It is bordered by Trinity, Dudley and Kings Roads and lies within the South Park Gardens Conservation Area. The gardens have been included in the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Interest as Grade II. The gardens are considered by the London Borough of Merton as a 'flagship' open space due to their historic and horticultural merit.

Facilities

  • Ornamental gardens and fountain
  • Kiosk
  • Flexible performance space
  • Community space
  • Garden room
  • Toilets

Opening hours

The locking process normally begins around sunset and takes some hours to complete. You should leave the park at dusk to avoid being locked inside the park.

DayOpenClose
Monday - Friday8 AMDusk
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays9 AMDusk

Management plan

South Park Gardens Management Plan

History

London Parks & Gardens Trust - South Park Gardens

Friends

The Friends of South Park Gardens group lobbies and raises funds for the gardens and runs a number of popular events in the gardens.

Friends of South Park Gardens website

Hire

Hire this park for your event

Location and transport

South Park Gardens has entrances on Dudley Road, Kings Road and Trinity Road, Wimbledon.

  • Buses: 200
  • Rail/tube: Wimbledon (District)

Google Maps

Contact details

idverde
Cheam Depot
Cheam Park
Tudor Close
Cheam
SM3 8QS

Tel: 020 3876 8806