East Greenwich Pleasaunce is a small, historic park in Greenwich, London SE10, with a main entrance in Chevening Road and a smaller gate half way up Halstow Road (click here for maps). The word ‘pleasaunce’ is thought to derive from French and means ‘a secluded garden’ or ‘enclosed plantation’ designed to delight its users.
The Pleasaunce is a little gem of a park, a secret garden hidden behind the houses in Annandale, Chevening and Halstow Roads. It was formerly The Greenwich Hospital Cemetery from 1857, but it is now a public park and arboretum, a place of relaxation and reflection among the many trees, shrubs and open spaces.
The Pleasaunce has a cafe, children’s playground, a dog free zone and a community hub know as The Bridge. For more information please go to the headings at the top of the page.
There are two orchards planted by the London Orchard Project in the last few years and a tree trail to help you find out a little information on each of the trees in the park.
The Friends of East Greenwich Pleasaunce organise some great events throughout the year in conjunction with the Bridge and other community groups and are always open to suggestions involving the park.
The Pleasaunce was awarded Green Flag status in 2008 and has retained it each year ever since.
Below you can see Charles Medhurst, one of our longest Pleasaunce users, cutting the ribbon on the newly installed Drinking Fountain. See latest news for details.