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Grosvenor and Hilbert Park

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Map of Grosvenor & Hilbert Park showing the several entrances to the park

Address/Location

Grosvenor and Hilbert Park
Royal Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN1 2HU

Contact

Tel: 01892 554031

Parkland / Woodland Garden

Town Park and Ancient Woodland

Grosvenor and Hilbert is the town's oldest public park designed by the renowned Victorian landscape architect Robert Marnock in 1889. It still contains original historic features, such as Marnock Lake and the grottoes or 'dripping wells'. There is an exciting and challenging play area which is well worth a visit. This play area was updated in 2015 thanks to Heritage and Big Lottery Funding.

The park can be accessed from several entrances, the main ones being from Auckland Road, Upper Grosvenor Road and Hilbert Road. It is just a short walk or cycle from both the town centre and High Brooms train station. It is also on the 281 Bus route.

Facilities at Grosvenor and Hilbert Park include: a large play area, a café, an ornamental lake, a bowling green, a hireable community Hub, two full size grass football pitches, a skatepark, a kick around area marked for 5-a-side football and basketball and public toilets.

The bowling green has been used by Grosvenor Bowls Club for over 100 years and is bookable through Tunbridge Wells Borough Council’s Parks Department (see contact details below).

The park is home to a large variety of wildlife, which can be found within the wilder areas of the park, such as the Ancient Woodland, wetland area and community orchard. The wetland area now has a fantastic new boardwalk through the middle, complete with dipping platforms. The community orchard comprises of 89 fruit trees and is managed by the Friends of Grosvenor and Hilbert Park. Hilbert Woods is designated a Local Nature Reserve and is managed by Kent High Weald Partnership. Chalybeate (iron-rich) streams run through the park, turning them an unusual rusty red colour. This is the same water that rises in the Pantiles and made Tunbridge Wells famous.

For more information on the Park please visit the Council’s website (www.tunbridgewells.gov.uk/ghpark) or contact the Parks Team on 01892 554031.

For more information on the Friends of Grosvenor and Hilbert Park visit their website: www.fogh.org.uk

Grosvenor is the town's oldest public park and still contains some original historic features, such as the lake and grottoes or 'dripping wells'. There is an exciting and challenging play area which is well worth a visit.

The park can be accessed from several entrances and is just a short walk from the town centre.

Facilities at Grosvenor include: Play area, Lake, Bowling green and pavilion,Kick around area with a goal post, 2 basketball hoops.

Toilets are located next to the bowls pavilion in the middle of the park

The bowling green is in the main run by the bowls club,however, for one off bookings please contact the parks team.

Adjoining Grosvenor Recreation Ground, Hilbert is an extensive grassed open space.

There is an exciting wheeled sports area located here, suitable for skateboards, BMX bikes and rollerblades.

Hilbert Woods and adjoining grass areas are designated a Local Nature Reserve managed by Kent High Weald Partnership.

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