Canbury Gardens

Lower Ham Road, Kingston , KT2 5AU
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Address
Lower Ham Road, Kingston , KT2 5AU

Telephone
020 541 4672

Website
www.kingston.gov.uk/browse/environment/parks/recreation_sites/canbury_gardens_recreation_site.htm

Category
Parks

Nearest Station
Hampton Wick (0.44 miles)


Canbury Gardens, located by the River Thames, nowadays provides visitors plenty of opportunities for recreation. Centuries ago, the area was used as a grazing land for animals; it was later used as a pit for extracting gravel before falling into disuse. The local council decided to turn it into a public park and it officially opened in 1890. In 1998 a section of the park was used to build properties amid protest from locals who did not want to see the destruction of the trees; today the 14.5 acres that the park encompasses contain tennis courts, a rowing club, children’s playground and the Boater’s Inn, a pub and venue for live jazz. There are regular regattas and rowing competitions during the summer, as well as live music performances. Canbury Pavilion, a former bowling pavilion, hosts diverse events throughout the year including exhibitions, public meetings, fundraising events and Christmas carol singing; it can also be hired for private parties. There is parking available for a fee.

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