Deptford Park has a strong connection with John Evelyn and so it seemed sensible to visit Sayes Court Park in Deptford next. This was the site and name of his home and garden (perhaps ‘estate’ would be a better word) in Deptford, which is in the Borough of Lewisham.
I have often driven past Folkestone Gardens in Deptford, or whizzed by in the train, but I have not walked there until now. It is an attractive and little park which can easily be missed. The park is nearly fifty years old now and it will be interesting to see how it continues to develop as time passes.
Deptford Park in SE London was once part of John Evelyn’s estate, and a well-known market garden. Today it affords exercise and leisure opportunities to local people, adults and children alike.