Brenchley Gardens

Opening times

Brenchley Gardens is open every day, all gates should be opened by 7.30am. Closing times vary throughout the year and change on a monthly basis, please see our opening times page for full information.

Location

Brenchley Gardens, SE23
Entrance - Brenchley Gardens and Forest Hill Road

How to get there

Rail - Honor Oak Park station
Bus - P12, 63
Car / bike - no designated parking areas

Facilities

  • dog walking (clear up after your dog and keep them on a lead)
  • gardens - flower beds and Sunken Garden

About the park

This small park is home to some of Southwark's most fabulous flower beds and stunning views over central London. The park has recently had restoration work done to the 'Sunken Garden' and part of the granite embankment walling has been replaced.

History of the park

Brenchley Gardens are named after Alderman William Brenchley JP, Chair of the Borough of Camberwell Public Services Committee. The linear gardens were opened in 1928, laid out on a steeply sloping site with a sunken garden and ornamental displays. The old track bed of the Crystal Palace High Level Railway was incorporated into the garden after its closure in 1954. At that time the rockery / shrubbery overlooking Forest Hill Road was created at the south end and the track-bed provided a glade alongside the original area of the park.

Page last updated: 27 February 2017