The Royal Parks are commencing remedial works in the Woodland Gardens near the Pheasantry café. This is to improve the surface on which the café tables are located and to improve paths leading from the café area to the two bridges. The work may take until the end of March to be completed.
As is apparent to visitors who use the café outside seating areas, what was lawn has become mud. It is acknowledged that the pandemic has necessitated more outside tables and wider separation. In order to avoid this extended area of usage being permanently muddy and somewhat unsafe, a new permeable surface will be laid.
The pathways leading from the café to each of the bridges are to be altered to reduce footfall compaction on the roots of several major trees and to ensure visitor safety. The surface of the pathways will be improved. A viewing platform is to be constructed by the water’s edge.
Members are advised to be aware that for the next two months there may be restrictions on access to parts of these areas while the work is underway. The café will remain open.
The Royal Parks will be issuing their own notices about these works in due course, but we want Members to be aware now, so that you can plan your visits accordingly.