Welcome
The Friends
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Welcome to Grosvenor & Hilbert Park

Our Park is a hidden gem in the heart of Tunbridge Wells. The town's oldest public park, it was originally designed by renowned Victorian landscape architect Robert Marnock in 1889. Since then, it has grown, developed and flourished to become a great place to relax, play and enjoy nature.

The Friends of Grosvenor & Hilbert Park

FoGH was set up in 2011. Our key focus is to enhance the quality of life for our community; raise awareness of ecology; and encourage the local community to take an interest in the conservation of the Park. Our work takes many forms, from family events, talks, walks and gardening, to ecological projects, such as rewilding the orchard.

Find the Park

Our Park has several access points. Use the postcode TN1 2HU to get to the entrance in Auckland Road. For the Hilbert Road entrance, near the Oast House, use TN2 3SF. All parking for the Park is on residential streets, there is no car park.

Useful Contacts

To report an incident to Kent Police in Grosvenor and Hilbert Park

  • Emergency: dial 999
  • Non-emergency: dial 101

Other contacts

  • Council Parks Department: 01892 554031

To hire The Hub please contact the council to check for availability and instructions by sending an email to parksteam [at] tunbridgewells.gov.uk or by phoning 01892 554031

  • Friends of Grosvenor & Hilbert Park: chair [at] fogh.org.uk

Please note there is a defibrillator at the Hub, if needed phone 999 to get the access code and assistance when using it.

Email the chair of FoGH
Email TWBC to book the Hub

What's On in the Park

Below are our upcoming events, there are more details on our full events page.

Kent High Weald Volunteer Day: Dam Maintenance

Wed 29th May - Thu 30th May: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hilbert Gates / The Oast / Beaver Dam

This is a volunteer activity day and will include some physical work to further improve the look of the park.

Kent High Weald run regular volunteer days to help preserve the high standard of the park's natural resources.
 

FoGH Green Team: Basket Planting

Sat 8th June: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 - 4.00 pm

The Hub

This is a volunteer activity day and will include some physical work to further improve the look of the park.

The FoGH Green Team meets occasionally to undertake essential maintenance on the flowerbeds and other areas of the park. Please wear suitable attire for the planned task (gloves will be 'handy'). Please be aware some Green Team events will stray from conventional paths.
 

Also coming soon - for more details check our full events page.

15 Jun: Moth Identification Morning
19 Jun: Kent High Weald Volunteer Day: Alien Invasion
24 Jun: FoGH Green Team: Bowling Green Flowerbeds
29 Jun - 14 Jul: Tunbridge Wells Fringe
8 Jul: FoGH Green Team: Bowling Green Flowerbeds
24 Jul: Kent High Weald Volunteer Day: Alien Invasion
27 Jul: A Damselfly & Dragonfly Celebration
31 Jul: Native Trees and Ancient Woodland in the Park
10 Aug: Moth Identification Morning
18 Aug: FoGH Green Team: Orchard Pruning
8 Sep: Pond Dipping
 

Get Involved in the Park

The are two ways you can get involved with the park.

Join the Friends

We are a volunteer-run group that relies on donations from events and membership fees. By signing up and joining the Friends you will help fund our work and put on community events in the park.

Follow the link and sign-up on line.

Volunteer

Alternatively or additionally you might like to volunteer to undertake tasks around the park. We regularly hold weeding and planting event and there's always litter picking.

Simply sign up to our volunteer newsletter and we will tell you when something suitable is planned.