Red Cross Garden is an award winning park which renovated and restored to its original Victorian layout in 2005 by charity Bankside Open Spaces Trust. Steeped in history this park was built along with its neighbouring cottages in 1886. Designed by Octavia Hill (1838-1912), social reformer and one of the three founders of The National Trust, this park was her flagship project and at the time Red Cross Garden demonstrated the importance of improving housing and the access to green space for poor workers. The garden was created as an ‘open air sitting room’, and is still viewed that way today with hundreds enjoying their lunchbreaks, children’s birthday parties, live music, meetings and much more in the space. https://www.bost.org.uk/red-cross-garden
The garden boasts a bandstand with in built seating, two lawns, varied planting and a big wildlife pond. Bankside Open Spaces Trust also have an office in the garden providing access to water and a toilet.
Red Cross Garden, 50 Redcross Way, London SE1 1HA, UK