© Worth Park Friends 2020
The    Friends    and    Crawley    Borough    Council    have    been    working together   since   June   2009   to   secure   Heritage   Lottery   Funding   for Worth   Park.   Some   of   our   members   worked   already   on   the   first   bid for    Lottery    funding    which    was    submitted    in    2007    by    our predecessors,   the   Friends   of   Worth   Park   Gardens.   We   meet   on   the second    Tuesday    of    each    month    in    the    now    newly    refurbished Montefiore Room at Ridley’s Court. This   public   park   and   the   former   stable   block,   Ridley’s   Court,   are   all that   remains   of   a   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). 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   its four   small islands .
New: Our Talks Programme for 2020                             


Worth Park Pound Hill, Crawley, West Sussex, England   Worth Park Friends were instrumental in obtaining Lottery Funding for Worth Park.
     Worth Park Lake, photo: Ingrid Payne