Park, existing between 1927 and now
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Elmhurst Gardens, in South Woodford
, is a park with a variety of mature trees which provide a ’vista’ of colours particularly during autumn months.
Also known as Gordon Fields, the gardens have notable beech, oak and lime, and retain much of the original layout as well as a picturesque brick sundial and small pavilion, and an area of formal planting with seats.
The park is laid out on land once part of Elmhurst Estate, acquired by Woodford UDC in 1921. The gardens were opened in July 1927 as Woodford Recreation Ground. The land was purchased from Mr Lister Harrison of Elmhurst, having been separated from the house and remainder of the estate by the railway in 1856.
There is a resting area in the centre of the park that was landscaped in the 2010s and planted with shrubs and bulbs to provide an abundance of colour.
Elmhurst Gardens has a bowling green (where South Woodford
Bowls Club plays), a children’s play area, an outdoor gym and tennis courts.
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