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Whitgift School

Whitgift Gardens are a series of fascinating, well maintained gardens in a number of original styles within the extensive grounds of Whitgift, all of which help to provide a stimulating environment for students. Head Gardener, Sophie Tatzkow, is on a mission to make sure there isn't another school garden as excellent as this to be found in the UK.

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

Sunday 21 May (1 - 5pm). Admission £4.00, children free. Tea.

Romano Maccioni

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

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, newly constructed in 2013, which is 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 with an impressive Bonsai collection. Exotic birds roam freely.
The traditional Founder's Garden sits with splendid high walls and boasts amazing herbaceous borders, a long colourful rose pergola and a maze. The shelter of the walls offers a micro-climate to enable quite tender plants to grow. The long Front Border is a well-balanced garden of perennials and shrubs, and is a riot of colour early in the season with huge rhododendrons and thousands of bulbs flowering from early spring to mid-summer.
Newly planted in summer 2014, the Mediterranean Border takes you on a journey into an exotic garden with non-native specimen plants.