Greenhill Gardens, New Barnet

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Greenhill Gardens is a 1.6 hectare public park in New Barnet in the London Borough of Barnet. Its main feature is an ornamental lake with a wooded island, which attracts many birds, and it also has a grassed area with scattered mature trees. It is a Site of Local Importance for Nature Conservation.[1][2][3]


The park is the small surviving part of large country estate known as Pricklers, named after a medieval family called Prittle. The estate became Greenhill Gardens in the 16th century, and it was split up when Thomas Henry Wyatt built Willenhall in the southern part. Most of the land was developed for housing in the twentieth century. In July 1926 East Barnet Council purchased the land which is now a public park for £20,000. In 1965 East Barnet became part of the London Borough of Barnet, which now owns and manages the park.[2][4]

There is access from Pricklers Hill and Greenhill Park.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Greenhill Gardens". Greenspace Information for Greater London. 2006. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Greenhill Gardens, London Gardens Online
  3. ^ "iGiGL – helping you find London's parks and wildlife sites". Greenspace Information for Greater London. 2006. Archived from the original on 2012-11-29. 
  4. ^ Underhill and Pricklers Hill, Barnet Online

Further reading[edit]

  • Hewlett, Janet (1997). Nature Conservation in Barnet. London Ecology Unit. ISBN 1 871045 27 4. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Greenhill Gardens at Wikimedia Commons Coordinates: 51°38′41″N 0°10′57″W / 51.6446°N 0.1824°W / 51.6446; -0.1824