International landscape designer to lead Burgess Park walk
The unique planting style in Burgess Park on the meadow slopes and St George’s Gardens was designed by Professor James Hitchmough.
Sometimes called “prairie planting” or the “Sheffield style” Professor Hitchmough has perfected a style which blends native species with planting from around the world. This new urban grassland is alive with colour. James Hitchmough has designed planting for many other urban parks including the Olympic Park.
This informal led walk along the length of Burgess Park will cover the meadow slopes (Camberwell/Walworth Road) to St George’s Gardens (St George’s Road/Trafalgar Avenue).
Find out about more summer fun in Burgess Park on our events page.
Southwark Council’s Burgess Park 2015 developments:
The council has agreed £6 million for further enhancement work to Burgess Park.
During summer 2015 the detailed plans for the Camberwell entrance and New Church Road will be consulted on. More details on Revitalisation and our responses to the latest plans for the park including underpass success and the proposed cycling spine route across Burgess Park. The new masterplan for the park will also be presented in the summer and this will respond to the early consultation and identify immediate priorities.
Passmore Edwards Library, wash & bath house
Environment projects and volunteering
Jowett Street park – completed
New planting, fencing and hedge and tree pruning have enhanced this small pocket park along the Surrey Canal Walk. FOBP raised funds for this from Southwark Council and the Mayor of London pocket parks. A number of events took place including bulb and hedge planting, find out more about the Friends’ Jowett Street park project.
Bridge to Nowhere history project – completed
The Bridge to Nowhere heritage project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund involved loads of people to learn more about the history and heritage of Burgess Park. The project included the Wells Way underpass artwork – a reminder of the main feature of the area which lead to the creation of the park – the Grand Surrey Canal. And we have launched the new Burgess Park Heritage Trail. Look out for the blue plaques around the park.