Join the Friends of Wimbledon Park to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Capability Brown – the landscape designer who created this well-loved Grade II* listed park. On Saturday 13 August from 2pm you are invited to accompany us on a walk around Wimbledon Park and the lake, with talks on the park’s history and ecology along the route, plus the unveiling of commemorative plaques. The event will finish with refreshments and further talks at The Wimbledon Club.
Timetable for the event
2.00pm – meet at Wimbledon Park Road gate for the unveiling of a commemorative plaque
2.10pm – walk through Horse Close Wood, with a talk on park ecology by Dr Dave Dawson
2.30pm – unveiling of second plaque at Revelstoke Road gate
2.50pm – tea at the Wimbledon Park café, with a short talk on the history of the park
3.15pm – unveiling of a third plaque at Home Park Road gate
3.25pm – unveiling of fourth plaque at Golf Club gate, then walk across the golf course and
round the lake
3.55pm – unveiling of final plaque at The Wimbledon Club gate
4.15pm – refreshments and further talks at The Wimbledon Club clubhouse
The first part of the walk, through the public park, is free – just turn up on the day. Tickets to enter the golf course, walk around the lake and enjoy refreshments at The Wimbledon Club cost £5 per adult and £2.50 per child. To book tickets click here for an application form.
The route follows part of the 4km Heritage Trail and timings are approximate. Please wear comfortable footwear and dress appropriately for the weather.