© Worth Park Friends 2020
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 meet on the second Tuesday of each month in the Montefiore Room at Ridley’s Court and enjoy talks given by speakers about various subjects. Look at the News or Members pages for our programme. Via this website, we like to inform you also about the other events in the park, its history as well as the architectural features, flora and fauna. 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 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 .


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

Recent Updates:

New: Tree Trail Photo Gallery Tom’s Nature Blog and Statistics: 5th to 19th Aug 2020 Worth Park Eco News: Sept 2020 New series: Wild Flowers: Leucanthemum vulgare New Report by our Head Gardener: Pollinators Worth Park Plants: Agapanthus praecox Worth Park Trees: Platanus x hispanica
Another beautiful summer’s day, Worth Park Lake, 3rd August 2020, photo: Ingrid Payne, more pictures