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.
Wildlife and birds (wallabies, flamingos, peacocks in an enclosed area) are a feature of the School grounds.
How to find us
Whitgift School, Haling Park, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6YT
Train: South Croydon then 5 mins walk. Buses: 119, 197, 312, 466. School entrance on Nottingham Rd.
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.