Volunteers raised an overwhelming £150,000 to complete and transform a neglected area of Battersea Park in to a Winter Garden. Award winning landscape designer Dan Pearson has successfully restored its beauty. This beautiful garden is now open to visitors.
The garden is a memorial and tribute to Elaine Hodges, she sadly passed away. Elaine was a dedicated member and founder of the charity Friends of Battersea Park. Other memorials that feature within the gardens are a dog memorial, which commemorates the 232 dogs that died in 1902 from medical experiments. The park is home to the Brown Dog statue.
Battersea Park dates back to 1858 and prior to 1846 it was known as Battersea fields. The stunning winter garden is home to sculptures, plaques, 300 trees and 22,000 perennials
Garden designing began in 2004; Battersea Park’s Winter Garden was recently reopened by London’s Mayor Boris Johnson.