There remain numerous specimen trees, beech-hedged garden areas to the west, notable limes in the park to the south, and horse chestnuts along Monks Orchard Road, which was once part of the estate. The site is fronted to Monks Orchard Road with railings, and to the north with extensive laurel and rhododendron.
Bethlem Royal Hospital purchased the Monks Orchard estate in 1924 and built the hospital here, moving in 1930. The former C18th/C19th landscape park of Wickham Park, now overlaid with a comprehensive design of early-mid C20th buildings, had extensive grounds. There were extensive walled gardens to the west with backsheds including a mushroom house.
Visitor FacilitiesThe site is open by appointment only.
- Access & Directions
Access Contact DetailsThe site is open by appointment only.
DirectionsRail: Eden Park, West Wickham. Bus: 194, 356, 358, 119, 494 and 198
- 18th Century
London Parks and Gardens Trust