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Isabella Plantation Access Project (IPAP) Infrastructure Works

Richmond Park includes a 17.5 acre enclosed woodland garden, the Isabella Plantation. The garden’s public access is free-of-charge and it is open 365 days a year. The Plantation contains a network of formal and informal desire line paths. The area is bounded by four pedestrian entrances (including one from the disabled users car park). The garden has a permanent toilet block in the south east of the Plantation. There is also a temporary portaloo for visitors with disabilities near the entrance to the disabled users car park. The gardener’s messroom, office, toilets and machinery shed are housed within the Plantation’s conservation area. This area also contains the Plantation nursery with poly/shade tunnels, a potting shed as well standing-out beds, frames and recycling bays. During 2009, the Richmond Park management team developed the concept of a major project to improve access to the Isabella Plantation, and in 2010, a programme of consultation was initiated to develop a scheme and prepare funding bids. The vision was to develop a project including both physical improvements and a programme of partnership and community engagement activity to encourage new visitors to the Plantation. The Royal Parks assembled a team to develop a plan to improve access to the plantation and submit a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The project application was submitted to the HLF and was successful in 2010/11. The project received Stage 1 development phase funding. The project has progressed and a full application for Stage 2 funding was approved in June 2012, and match funding has been secured from a number of other agencies, including the SITA Trust.

Ref: FOL13/38,


The Royal Parks
The Old Police House,Hyde Park
W2 2UH
Rabia Rehman
0300 061 2000
020 7298 2005

Contract value: 825000.00 - 825000.00GBP

Published: 10 Jan 2013, Receipt by: 4 Feb 2013