A visit to Ada Salter Garden in Southwark Park

Visitors to Southwark Park has enjoyed the tranquillity of the Ada Salter Garden for many years. This beautiful garden, overlooking a lake, was originally designed and supervised by Ada herself and it was opened in 1936 within Southwark Park. It was spontaneously referred to by locals as the ‘Ada Salter Garden’ and in 1943 the name was formally recognised by the LCC.

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The current head gardener Lynne Olding has maintained the spirit of the original planting while transforming the space to its current layout. Lynne has lived locally all her life and joined Quadron in 1996 as a litter picker. The park awakened a passion for horticulture and she has risen through the ranks as a gardener, supervisor and Team Leader before being appointed as Head Gardener in 2010. Lynne is a key member of the team and is always available to pass on her knowledge and experience, as well as being a familiar and friendly face to all park users and visitors. Lynne is supported by a Team Leader, three gardeners and an apprentice.

Remember this a designated quiet area when visiting or recommending the garden.

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