Church House Gardens (also known as Church House and Neelgherries, Library Gardens)7720

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The two open spaces were combined in 1930 and have dramatic topography with a lake at the foot of richly planted slopes.

History

Church House Gardens and Library Gardens are now one public park but were originally two sites: Library Gardens formed from the grounds of 'Neelgherries', and those of Church House. Neelgherries was bequeathed to Bromley Town Council in 1900 and the Library and Gardens were opened to the public in 1906. Church House Gardens, purchased by Bromley Town Council in 1926, were connected to the Library Gardens and opened in July 1927.

Visitor Facilities

The park is open from 7.30am weekdays/9am Sat/Sun/BHs - half hour after dusk.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The park is open from 7.30am weekdays/9am Sat/Sun/BHs - half hour after dusk.

Directions

Rail: Bromley North, Bromley South. Bus: 61, 119, 126, 138, 146, 162, 208, 246, 261, 314, 320, 352, 358, 367, 402, 726.
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust