Directory: Parks, gardens and open spaces: Avery Hill Park

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TitleAvery Hill Park
SummaryAvery Hill Park is one of Greenwich's Green Flag Award-winning sites.

This large, open parkland with many splendid trees is notable for Greenwich University's winter garden (a magnificent hothouse), containing tropical trees and plants from around the world. There is also a rose and flower garden, making a pleasant place to sit and relax. The Green Chain Walk runs through the park.

The park has lots of space for informal ball games and a hard standing, floodlit multi-use games area. It also has an outdoor gym installed as part of the Royal Borough of Greenwich's Olympic legacy and outdoor table tennis tables funded by the English Table Tennis Association. There is a cafe with public toilets situated in the park, next to the children's playground.

Cricket and football pitches along with changing facilities are available to hire for formal sports matches.

The London Cycle Network has funded a shared cycle and pedestrian route around the perimeter of the park.
AddressBexley Road,
Eltham SE9
Map reference
History of the siteThe winter garden was part of a splendid mansion owned by the Victorian entrepreneur John Thomas North. North made his fortune by exporting fertiliser from Chile. The London County Council acquired the site in July 1902. Currently, the University of Greenwich maintains the winter garden.
AwardsAvery Hill Park has retained the Green Flag award for the period 2016 to 2017.
Learn more about Green Flag parks in Royal Borough of Greenwich at
Sports and play areasCricket, football, outdoor gym, multi-use games area, a children's playground, a cycle route, table tennis. Avery Hill Park is part of the Green Chain Walk.

You can book cricket and football pitches online -
Park rules
Telephone020 8856 0100
Access informationWheelchair access and toilet facilities are available for disabled people.
Public transport links
Further informationAvery Hill park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The University of Greenwich maintains the winter garden. This is open Monday to Sunday 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm (closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year's Day).

A small cafe is located in the centre of the park, next to the children's playground. There are also toilets in the grounds.
Park friends group informationThe Friends of Avery Hill Park group invites new members to join them.
Friends of Park website

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