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Our aim is to support and encourage restoration of the historic features of the gardens
© Worth Park Friends 2017
Worth Park Friends
Worth Park Pound Hill, Crawley, West Sussex, England Lottery funded with the help of Worth Park Friends    
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.  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.
Kniphofia   Sunningdale   Yellow   in   the   Sundial   Garden   with   the   Camellia   Walk   in   the background,   photo:   3/7/2017   Michael   Good   -   The   Italianate   Walk   in   full   summer splendour   -   On   the   croquet   lawn   -   photos:   6/8/2017   -   The   small   Pulham   Fountain, now   a   planter,   photo   Tom   Howard-Jones   5/6/2017   -   Red   Admiral,   photo:   1/8/2017 Ingrid Payne
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