A Brief Introduction to Chances Park

The Park is well-used and well-loved. It is used by local residents of all ages to enjoy the fresh air and views, the beautiful spring plantings, the magnificent trees and the historical features. These go back several centuries with an example of a medieval “ridge and furrow” system, and examples of late Georgian landscaping such as the coach-drive, informal plantings, planned vistas and the famous Ha-Ha, which serves as a fence without impairing the view, and prevents animals crossing into the garden from parkland.

Click here to find out more about the ridge and furrow system

The trees are a haven for wildlife, providing plenty of opportunities for people interested in nature to watch our resident populations of birds and bats and to get involved in conservation projects such as installing nesting boxes.

Every spring the Park leaps into vibrant colour with the blooming of thousands of crocuses planted by children and young people from local schools and youth groups and our regeneration plans involve more plantings to provide year round colour and interest.