While this area is immediately adjacent to Church House Gardens it is of a different character and it came into public ownership by completely different means. This long and narrow area started off as the grounds of a private house facing onto the High Street. It was purchased by George Sparks, who had as a child studied in this house, and on the subsequent death of his widow this property was bequeathed in 1906 as a public pleasure gardens. Besides providing access to both the Central Library and Churchill Theatre it is also well used, especially in the warmer months, by people enjoying a quiet picnic, or just to relax.
The organisation with legal responsibility for Church Hill Theatre Gardens is London Borough of Bromley. Their website for the park is
Church Hill Theatre Gardens is managed and maintained by IdVerde
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