Greenspaces: Sayes Court Park

Much better maintained than it once was, Sayes Court Park in Deptford (Grove Street) is a tiny remainder from Sayes Court Garden, the 17th century garden created by the diarist John Evelyn that once stretched over 100 acres.

Small and dotted with trees which cast pools of shadow over most of the park on sunny days, it's best enjoyed as a nice green detour or a place to sit and read.

Added to the Greenspaces Map.


NAT said...

John Eveleyns mulberry tree is all crutched up and cranky about the encroaching tower blocks, but worth a visit of itself.

Deptford Dame said...

I think the only 'maintenance' it receives is grass cutting; a sadly neglected piece of public land. As well as the mulberry tree there are Turkish Hazel trees.

Brockley Nick said...

It was pristine when I went the other day - and litter free. Neglected yes, but nice.

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