Kearsney Abbey and Russell Gardens are currently undergoing restoration work as part of a £3.1million National Lottery funded project, Kearsney Parks. The works are due to be finished in summer 2020.
The gardens at Kearsney Abbey are laid out as informal parkland around two ornamental lakes through which the River Dour flows. The old house was demolished many years ago and only the old billiard room remains. This was used as a café for many years and it will form part of the new café extension that is being built.
The site is popular at all times of the year but especially in the summer time when the lawns become a favourite picnic site at weekends. A play area for children is available and the lower lake is used for model boating.
Enjoy walking around the gardens or relax watching the wildlife on the lake.
Parking and toilet/disabled toilet facilities.
The park is 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
While the works are underway, there is a mobile café on site. This is open every day, from 10am on weekdays and 9.30am on weekends. Closing time varies according to the season. The cafe serves hot and cold drinks, ice cream and snacks.