Welcome to Vauxhall Park – A small park with a big heart
Lavender Harvest 2017
Thank you to all the wonderful helpers who came along to harvest the lavender flowers. We took an estate car boot full of flowers down to Carshalton Lavender field where our friend Laurie once again allowed us to use his extraordinary Still. Thanks to the efforts of more volunteers we loaded up the Still and came away with lots of lovely lavender oil – liquid gold! The distillation process also produces lots of ‘hydrosol’ which can used for spraying on to your ironing. Biggest thanks of all to our very own lavender lady, Ruth who prepares the lavender products ready for selling at Italo on Bonnington Square.
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 27 September, 8pm in the upstairs room of the Vauxhall Griffin (generously provided for free by new landlords,Kevin and Michael). Please come along to hear about the Masterplan – two years, three consultant firms and numerous consultations after the process began.
About Vauxhall Park
This Award winning park has been at the heart of our community for over 125 years. From its very beginnings its ambition has been to be a place of relaxation and enjoyment for people living, working or just visiting Vauxhall. We are very proud of our history (please see History page for further details) and delighted that one of our founders, Millicent Fawcett the great Suffragist, will be the first woman to be honoured with a statue in Parliament Square. We would love to get to know you – please do join us, it costs from only £3 (see the Join Us page), even if you don’t want to be an active member of the Friends we would like to have you as a member to represent a broad a cross section of the community as possible. Please explore our website and let us know if you have any comments.
Vauxhall Park was opened on 7th July 1890 by Albert, Prince of Wales (read more about our history here). It is located in the London Borough of Lambeth on the South Lambeth Road (A203) at its junction with Fentiman Road (B301) and comprises about eight and a half acres of land. In 2015 we celebrate 125 years of Vauxhall Park.
The Park facilities include a playground catering for aged 10 and under, the One O’Clock Club (see”Essential info”, right, for opening hours), a multi use games area predominantly for basketball/netball, Parco Cafe, two tennis courts, chess tables (bring your own pieces, or use those in Parco Cafe) in the lavender garden, the Vauxhall Motors Centenary Lavender Garden, rose pergola, the model village, an orchard, two fenced dog areas, a human sundial (in the lavender garden) and the Oval Montessori Nursery School.
Vauxhall Park has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award for seven years in a row. The Green Flag Award Scheme recognises and rewards the best green spaces in the country, meaning that Vauxhall Park is one of the best of 1,452 green spaces in the country!
About The Friends of Vauxhall Park
How to find the park
Be careful not to confuse us with Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens (formerly Spring Gardens).