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Archbishop's Park

Archbishop's Park

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Directions

Leaving the Garden Museum / the Garden Museum, turn left along Lambeth Road. Just before a zebra crossing, enter Archbishop's Park through a path on the left.

Description

The site was formerly within the grounds of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Lambeth Palace and in the late C19th the 'local poor' were given limited public access to what became known as Lambeth Palace Field. Following a campaign for it to have unrestricted opening, in 1900 a licence was granted by the Church Commissioners for it to become a public park, which was laid out and opened in 1901. Various facilities have been added over the years, including a garden area dedicated to Octavia Hill and a community orchard was planted in 2010.