Boston Manor Park Blog

Ambitious plans to enhance and conserve Boston Manor Park (1/12/2020)

Boston Manor Park has secured funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to enhance, conserve, interpret and engage

  1. A new learning space and modernised community café hub
  2. Landscaping and extensive refurbishment of the Park, focussing on ecological enhancement works
  3. Lake and riverbank improvements with boardwalk
  4. A new nature trail path to the River Brent
  5. Accessibility alterations including a new accessible, connecting circuit path, making the park safe to use
  6. Updating existing park amenities and infrastructure, including small buildings, paths, benches & bins, walls and iron works
  7. Tree planting and tradition tree management techniques
  8. A wide range of on-site information resources and activities
  9. New signage and interpretation to tell the story of the park
  10. A Natural Park Manager and Learning and Volunteer Co-ordinator

Boston Manor Park is home to Boston Manor House, a Grade 1 listed, Jacobean manor house built in 1622. The large public park, comprising 11.36 hectares was part of the Boston Manor estate and now surrounds the House in a combination of woodland and open space, with an area adjoining the Grand Union Canal. Together the Park, River Brent and Grand Union Canal form a unique historic and ecological green space and are designated as a Conservation Area.
Improving the ecological value of the park is at the heart of the project and will see tree enhancement works aiming to encourage a thriving biodiversity and resilience to Climate Change. This will also increase the community’s opportunity for interaction and enjoyment of nature within the park. Community safety and heritage value will also be enhanced by improved sightlines and protecting views around the park.

This capital investment will enable the park to host a full programme of activities to engage with local communities. Workshops on topics such as; creative writing, poetry, storytelling, theatre, photography, local history and nature conservation will offer local communities a chance to reconnect with their heritage and environment in a truly inspiring setting. Guided walks and talks will link the park with health and wellbeing opportunities for residents and visitors. The Park’s improved facilities will also provide opportunities for outdoor learning in areas such as horticulture, nature and heritage trails, gardening and conservation techniques. The Park will also host a Forest School programme, and an environmental programme will offer a full range of volunteering opportunities for individuals, corporates and family activity days.

An upgraded space under the M4 flyover will host an Arts Market (funded by the Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund) and other small-scale events.
The project will be delivered by the London Borough of Hounslow together with its Boston Manor partners including GreenSpace360.

Image of the Boston Manor Park masterplan

Image of the Boston Manor Park masterplan



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