|Home | About us | Park History | Natural History | Lottery Update | Events | Latest News | Newsletters | Gallery | Park Users | Community | Contact us|
The History of Grosvenor & Hilbert Park
We will be exploring various historical aspects of the Park and the people associated with it over the coming months. Check the menu on the right and come back to check for updates.
The Grosvenor Recreation Ground was Tunbridge Wells’ first public park. It was opened in 1889 on the site of the former Calverley Water Works, engineered by William Hilbert.
In 1931 William Hilbert’s grandson, Cllr E.J. Strange, bought the “Charity Farm” lands to the north east, and presented them to the council. He requested they be named Hilbert Recreation Grounds after his mother, Lydia. This land also includes the Hilbert Recreation Ground Allotments.
The original Farmhouse, now called “Packs in the Woods” is privately owned.
Carols with the CREATE Choir
Sun 8th December 2019
FoGH invite you to join us for this seasonal celebration at the Hub.
A chance to sing along to favorite carols with this local choir.
Mulled wine, fruit juice and mince pies available.
|Privacy & Cookies | Terms & Copyright | Log in|
|© 2011/2019 : The Friends of Grosvenor & Hilbert Park : Tunbridge Wells, Kent|
|Site designed and maintained by the Friends of Grosvenor and Hilbert Park. Logo design by Girl Friday Graphics.|