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Whitgift School

South Croydon

Whitgift Gardens are a series of fascinating, well-maintained gardens in a number of original styles within the extensive grounds of the School, all of which help to provide a stimulating environment for students. The Gardening Team are on a mission to make sure there isn't another school garden as excellent as this to be found in the UK. The popular Water Gardens underwent refurbishment in 2017.
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    Gardens to be open and shown during the NGS open day are: the boarding house garden, designed as an area to give Whitgift boarders a space to relax and enjoy the outdoors; the formal Andrew Quadrangle shows off its manicured lawns, framed by tightly-clipped topiary and enhanced by a splendid Japanese Garden, an impressive bonsai collection, and exotic birds; the Founder's Garden, a traditional walled garden which boasts beautiful herbaceous borders, a colourful rose pergola and a maze. The Water Gardens underwent a major refurbishment in 2017, with new waterfalls, bridges, special lighting, new planting schemes and the introduction of additional varieties of exotic birds and ducks. The resident family of wallabies and the three species of flamingo are a very popular draw with visitors.

Features and Attractions

Wildlife and birds (wallabies, flamingos, peacocks in an enclosed area) are a feature of the School grounds.

Whitgift School- Canceled

Refreshments:

On this day, this garden is open by arrangement, which means that you will have to contact the owner to arrange visits for groups.

Pre-booking essential, please go to our events page to book your tickets.

Admission by donation

Admission:
  • Adult:
  • Concessions:
  • Child:

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  • Regular opening
  • Open by arrangement only
  • Cancelled opening
Owner Information

Romano Maccioni
http://www.whitgift.co.uk

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How to find us

Whitgift School
Haling Park
South Croydon
Surrey
CR2 6YT

Accessibility information

Most garden areas accessible by wheelchair. The Andrew Quadrangle can be accessed, but non accessible steps within the garden.

More about Whitgift School

Gardens to be open and shown during the NGS open day are: the boarding house garden, designed as an area to give Whitgift boarders a space to relax and enjoy the outdoors; the formal Andrew Quadrangle shows off its manicured lawns, framed by tightly-clipped topiary and enhanced by a splendid Japanese Garden, an impressive bonsai collection, and exotic birds; the Founder's Garden, a traditional walled garden which boasts beautiful herbaceous borders, a colourful rose pergola and a maze. The Water Gardens underwent a major refurbishment in 2017, with new waterfalls, bridges, special lighting, new planting schemes and the introduction of additional varieties of exotic birds and ducks. The resident family of wallabies and the three species of flamingo are a very popular draw with visitors.

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