Avery Hill Park
- Avery Hill Park
Help us restore the glass house to its former glory
We need your ideas to help us restore the building to its former glory and transform it into a sustainable community venue. We want to shape the plans so that the gardens are well used and residents can play an active part in transforming and running this local landmark.
Avery 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.
- Map reference
- History of the site
- The 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.
Avery Hill Park has retained the Green Flag award.
- Sports and play areas
Cricket, 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.
- 020 8856 0100
- Access information
- Wheelchair access and toilet facilities are available for disabled people.
- Further information
Avery 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 information
- The Friends of Avery Hill Park group invites new members to join them.
- Friends of Park website