The recent successful bid by Greenwich Council for Heritage Lottery funding has led to the renovation of the park in the spirit of the 1930s, with the agreement of English Heritage for this unique Conservation Area site. A grand opening fayre marked the completed work on 5 May 2003.
The work has produced a ‘park for all seasons’ and events are held within the park and on the moat island site for the enjoyment of the whole community. Official recognition has come with the presentation of a Green Flag for three years running by the Civic Trust.
The roof tiles on the Bowls Pavilion and shelter are hand-made; and the planter urns around the Long Pond are commissioned recreations of an original 1930s design.
The refurbishment works included:
Restoration of the Tudor garden brick walls including the bee boles and the Moat brick walls
Fountains, cascade and pools restored
Replacement of conifers with more appropriate species
Substantial re-planting of flower beds, shrub beds and hedges
Replacement of fruit trees
Replacement of the boundary railings and new matching internal railings
Toilet refurbishment and improved disabled access.