Crowborough is a town and civil parish in East Sussex, England, in the Weald at the edge of Ashdown Forest in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Crowborough Country Park is a 7.3-hectare Local Nature Reserve on the western outskirts of Crowborough in East Sussex. It is owned and managed by Crowborough Town Council. The park has diverse habitats including wet and dry woodland, grass and heath glades, marshes, streams and ponds. Glorious Gardens uses the surrounding landscape as inspiration for their garden designs.
Crowborough Horticultural Society was founded in 1941. The first President of that Society was Clifford Haigh, who, unfortunately, in 1946, died. The society is a friendly, educational forum for all gardeners and allotment holders in Crowborough and the surrounding area. They hold monthly meetings with expert speakers, an Annual Open Show and group visits to places of gardening interest. The current Society has at various times joined in local projects such as Crowborough In Bloom and the Millennium Project. Glorious Gardens understands that many clients want to incorporate the local history within their own green spaces.
Crowborough has several recreation grounds, including Goldsmiths Recreation Ground, which was given to the parish by private owners in 1937. The town council has since purchased additional land and has developed the ground into a recreation centre. There is a sports centre with a swimming pool; a boating lake; and a miniature railway. Crowborough Common is an ancient common covering over 220 acres, or about 90 hectares, to which the public was granted a legal right of access “for the taking of air and exercise” in 1936. The Common is owned by Crowborough Beacon Golf Club. Most of the common is heathland and woodland. In 2012 Wealden District Council refused permission for the golf club to build a new car park in woodland on the common after a campaign involving local residents and organisations including the Open Spaces Society. Glorious Gardens creates beautifully designed gardens which allow you to sit back and relax.
Crowborough Country Park is a 16-acre nature reserve located in the southern part of Crowborough. The park was previously a clay quarry serving the Crowborough Brickworks which closed in 1980. For nearly 30 years the quarry was left to natural regeneration and local people used it for informal play. In 2008 work began in the Country Park, a stone track and some bridges were installed. The site was declared a Local Nature Reserve in 2009 ensuring the future management of the site for the benefit of the wildlife and for people to enjoy quiet recreation. Glorious Gardens create outdoor spaces which develop and grow for many generations to enjoy.