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16 August 2010

Explore the Sexby Garden

At the Centre of Peckham Rye Park, the Sexby Garden is a formal garden which was restored in 2004-5 with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, named after horticulturist and first Superintendent of London County Council Parks Department, Lt-Colonel J.J. Sexby.

Sexby designed this aspect of the park, which was originally called the Old English Garden, and it was added as part of the second phase of the park between 1906 and 1915, though it would appear it wasn't renamed the Sexby Garden until later.

The Garden is set out in a formal style, with a range of plants and shrubs, as well as fountains, paving and pergola structures, and benches around its edge. When your author popped in yesterday the herbs and lavender in the garden meant it was a full multi-sensory experience.

Peckham Rye Park adjoins Peckham Rye Common and is probably best accessed along Strakers Road, SE15. For more on Peckham Rye Park, see http://www.southwark.gov.uk/info/461/a_to_z_of_parks/662/peckham_rye_park_and_common/


  1. Who'd have thought you'd see something like that in the middle of Peckham of all places - I hope with the reduced funding for local authorities coming up that they still take care of all our wonderful London parks...

  2. Thankfully the Friends of Peckham Rye Park look like a prime example of the Big Society, Pete

  3. Very glad to see this post! Peckham park is a cultural gem!