Heritage Features

Brockwell Hall

A 200 year old Grade II* listed building that forms the centre piece of Brockwell Park. Read more about its history. Today, it provides a cafe facility serving refreshments in all weathers, occasional exhibitions and public meetings. Visitors to the Hall can also see the Thomas Lynn Bristowe Bust recently restored and returned to Brockwell Park after a six decade absence.

Performance Area

Brockwell Park has provided open air theatre since the 1890′s. Opposite the front entrance to Brockwell Hall is the Performance Area which more recently has staged adaptations of Shakespeare’s The Tempest (in 2010) Mid Summer Night’s Dream (2011/12) and Othello (2012).

Clocktower

Like the adjacent Brockwell Hall, this 19th century clock tower was not part of the Lottery funded restoration. BPCP and other partners will fundraise to ensure that it is restored to full working order.

Greenhouses

The Greenhouses original role was to serve the Walled Garden and, in latter years, it served the Park. In 1998, the greenhouses were ‘released from service’ and took on a new role as a local community resource.

Temple Building

The Temple building is a 200 year old folly. It has recently been repaired and now includes facilities for people with disabilities. It will in future serve as a meeting space for local community organisations.

Walled Garden

A secluded herbaceous flower garden lies to rear and the side of the Temple building. Restoration of the Walled Garden was completed at the end of 2012. The paths have been relaid with york stone and levelled to improve access. The pergola and shelter structures have been repaired and new planting laid.

Model Village

Located by the entrance to the Walled Garden, the Model Village comprises the remnants of Brockwell Village designed by Edgar Wilson in 1947. Read more about the history of the Model Village here.

Ponds

Brockwell Park provides 3 historic ponds located towards the Tulse Hill side of the Park and home to a wonderful array of plant life and wildlife. The ponds have been recently restored, with new timber bridges and a viewing platform added.

Brockwell Lido

An Art Deco Grade II listed building dating back to 1937 which is now operated by Fusion as a fitness and leisure facility. It provides an outdoor pool, gym and cafe.

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2 Responses to Heritage Features

  1. pat foley says:

    my first and I hope not my last visit to your beautiful garden.

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