The Sussex based sculptor Simon Groves, who created also our Time Line Totem, carved the three cows from a 180-year old oak tree, which came from the Petworth estate. The Montefiores kept prize-winning cattle at Worth Park. Buildings remaining from the large estate complex are still standing today on Grattons Drive. The sculptures have been erected on front of the ha-ha, an unobtrusive gardening feature, which had been used for many years (e.g. mentioned in Jane Austen novels) to keep cattle and deer out of the formal gardens.
Latest Awards South and South East in Bloom 2017:Worth Park were given a Silver-Gilt Award in the Heritage Category on Wednesday, 20th SeptemberDecember 2016: The gardens were awarded the prestigiousLandscape Institute Heritage and Conservation Awardfor thePulham Garden at Worth Park
Our Birds in the NewsWorth Park Bird sightings are reported not only on our website, but our member TomHoward-Jones passes his recordings on to the Bird Track and I-Record web sites. From there, the records are collected by a number of interested bodies including the SussexOrnithological Society (SOS). Tom writes: “The SOS publishes an annual county Bird Report and the 2016 edition has just come out. Worth Park/Milton Mount Park now gets a number of specific mentions as a notable county site for some species including our Muscovy Duck and our breeding Egyptian Geese. Hopefully we will get more mentions in the 2017 edition.