Tuesday, 25 August 2009

In Praise Of Nonsuch

I would like to nominate Nonsuch Park as Worcester Park's 'forgotten treasure'. I know it's technically not part of our town but as those who are up to speed on their local history will know, Worcester Park was originally part of the grounds of Henry VIII's Nonsuch Palace - so as far as I'm concerned we can stake a claim to it being our own.

It never fails to amaze me how many people will pile into their cars and take the kids and dogs all the way to Richmond Park when Nonsuch has everything you need right on our doorstep.

It may be smaller than Richmond Park, but for me Nonsuch has it all, from wide expanses of open parkland teeming with wildlife to an abundance of woodland to explore.

In the centre of the park sits the mansion house, which has recently undergone refurbishment and now boasts a tea room for much needed refreshments. Or you can explore the pretty grounds of the house - some laid out formally, other parts refreshingly under-kept in a delightful 'secret garden' fashion!

It's a shame that Nonsuch Park doesn't so often gets overlooked - so get out there and make the most of Worcester Park's forgotten treasure.

By blog reader 'Parklover'