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Welcome to Kearsney Abbey & Russell Gardens

There's something for all the family at Russell Gardens and Kearsney Abbey - visitors already enjoy great days out at Kearsney Parks but we're looking to make the experience even better. We're restoring these two historic parks to create a unique heritage, community and event venue.

THANK YOU! To everyone who contributed to our Heritage Lottery Fund bid for the Kearsney Parks. We've secured a £3m investment for our restoration and improvement plans.

Works to install a temporary construction bridge and site works are under way in Russell Gardens. This means there is no access to the north side of the ornamental lake at this time. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

Kearsney Abbey car park 12th July 2019

As part of the work to extend the car park in Kearsney Abbey, there will be limited parking over the next ten days or so. Our contractors are laying new surfacing (hexagonal tiles that allows grass to grow through). In order to accommodate the equipment they have had to extend their compound area. We are very sorry for the inconvenience but this is an essential part of the work to increase the size of the current car park.The Parks and Open Spaces team have completed the felling of the sycamore and the remaining logs will be moved next week.

Works In Russell Gardens

We have closed off some pathways into Russell Gardens. The pathway from the new timber gate main entrance to Russell Garden is open, and access to Bushy Ruff is via the ornamental brick boat house and pathway.  Due to site limitation we are not able to have a step free access route currently, however further pathway works and route closures/openings will be notified in due course.

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Russell Gardens playground

The playground in Russell Gardens will be closed from Friday 28th June 2019 until further notice. This is so that we can put the new pathways and play equipment in the park. The new playground will be open by next summer. It will have accessible equipment that all children can enjoy. We apologise for any inconvenience caused in the meantime. The playground in Kearsney Abbey will stay open.

Cafe extension

As part of our National Lottery funded project at Kearsney Abbey we're building a 180 sq. m. extension to the cafe. This will provide an enlarged café with modern kitchen facilities, along with new customer toilets.  The extension and toilets will be fully accessible, including a Changing Places facility.  A new outside space will provide additional seating.

Please excuse our apperance whilst this exciting project is underway.   

Next Events...

Model boat Club 500

Join the Model Boat Association in Kearsney Abbey for the Club 500 Friday evening race series

Kearsney Abbey and Russell Gardens at sunset

An evening photography workshop in Russell Gardens

Junior parkrun

Junior parkrun in Kearsney Abbey every Sunday morning

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