The park was once the grounds of Colonel North's mansion, built in 1890 and now a teacher training college. The domed winter garden houses exotic specimens and a large conservatory. Well-used sportsfield at weekends consisting of 11 football and 2 rugby pitches.
Parkland is open 24 hrs, 7 days a week.
Winter Gardens: Monday-Sunday: 10:00-12:00, then 13:00-16:00. Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Venue Details & Map
Avery Hill Park and Winter Gardens
Avery Hill Park
Bexley RoadLondonSE9 2PQ
- +44 (0)20 8331 8088
- Public transport:
- Rail: Falconwood then 20 minutes' walk;Rail: Eltham than buses 132, 228, 228C to Avery Hill Park
- Payment Facilities
- Free entry
Top 2 reviews of Avery Hill Park and Winter Gardens
What ostensibly looks like a shabby greenhouse in an unassuming corner of Avery Hill Park (part of Greenwich university's Southwood site) reveals, quite literally, an oasis. Said to contain the largest palm tree in Europe, this centrepiece is surrounded by a menagerie of tropical plants and succulents. It's barely a fraction the size of Kew Gardens or the Eden project, but they don't have a... more
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