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TitleWell Hall Pleasaunce
SummaryWell Hall Pleasaunce is one of Greenwich's Green Flag Award-winning sites and it has achieved a silver gilt in the small park of the year category of the London in Bloom awards.

It is connected historically with the Tudor monarchs' residence at nearby Eltham Palace. Margaret More, daughter of Sir Thomas More, Lord Chancellor (who lived near Eltham Palace) married William Roper who lived at Well Hall. It also has links with the children's author E Nesbit, who lived here as a child.

The park has lots of different themed gardens such as an Italian garden, rose garden, heather garden and floral shield garden. It also has a bowling green, play area and several water features.

In 2015 a vine cutting, said to be from the oldest of that particular variety, was donated by the people of Maribor, a Slovenian town twinned with Greenwich. It was planted in a ceremony attended by dignitaries from Slovenia.

The Tudor Barn building dates back to the sixteenth century and is located towards the north part of the park. It is now a restaurant that caters for park users and is available to hire for private functions.
AddressWell Hall Road,
Eltham SE9
AreaEltham
Map reference
AwardsWell Hall Pleasaunce was first awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award in 2004. The site has retained the award every year since, the most recent being for the 2016 to 2017 period.

Learn more about Green Flag parks in Royal Borough of Greenwich on http://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/greenflag
Sports and play areasThe park ranger service conducts walking tours, where you can learn about the historical landmarks of Well Hall Pleasaunce. Groups interested in the tours can call 020 8921 2937 to arrange.

There is also a bowling green and children's playground on site.
Emailparks@royalgreenwich.gov.uk
Telephone020 8921 6885
Access informationFind disabled access information for Well Hall Pleasaunce at DisabledGo:
https://www.disabledgo.com/access-guide/royal-borough-of-greenwich/well-hall-pleasaunce
Further informationThe Tudor Barn venue is available to hire for wedding or civil partnership ceremonies or private functions.
Friends of Park websitehttp://www.wellhall.org.uk/

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