© Worth Park Friends 2021
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 would normally meet on the second Tuesday of the month in the Montefiore Room at Ridley’s Court and enjoy talks given by speakers about various subjects. However, for the time being, refer to the Covid-19 notices on our News and Members page. Via this website, we like to inform you about the park’s history as well as the architectural features. You will also find extensive information about the park’s flora and fauna which can be enjoyed at any time in Worth Park. 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 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 four small islands .


Worth Park Pound Hill, Crawley, West Sussex, England Worth Park Friends were instrumental in obtaining Lottery Funding for Worth Park.
“Wild Garlic, Azalea, Rhododendron, Spring Colours”, photo by Michael Good, 21st May 2021, more pictures