Stapenhill Gardens

Location - Burton upon Trent

Swan at Stapenhill Gardens

Address - Stapenhill Road, Burton upon Trent, DE15 9AP

Free admission

Stapenhill Gardens is a very popular local park, consisting of formal gardens, open grassland and woodland plus a popular play area. The site acts as a focal point for the community, with events held around the swan.

There is access by parking at Stapenhill Hollows on Stapenhill Road, where you can walk along the river bank which leads under St Peter’s bridge bringing you into the gardens at the point of the newly formed water front, or, take a stroll through the arboretum of St Peter’s church and over the footbridge that crosses St Peter’s bridge to arrive at the top of the gardens. There is also a small car park off Ferry Street giving access to the gardens near the play area or to Ferry Bridge and Washlands area.

Access for All – Stapenhill Gardens has tarmac paths leading all around the grounds and disabled toilets operated via a RADAR key.

Restoration works – In order to maintain the grounds for future generations it has been necessary to undertake some bank stabilisation works. Whilst undertaking these works we have been able to improve the waterfront by installing steps leading down to the river creating an area ideal for feeding the many swans that inhabit the gardens.

Car park barrier opening and closing times

  • Summer Opening and Closing (1st April to 31st October) - 08:00 - 21:00
  • Winter Opening and Closing (1st November to 31st March) - 08:00 - 16:30

Facilities

Parking, toilets, play area, benches, disabled access, walkers trail, dogs allowed, refreshments nearby, local shops nearby and town centre 20 minutes walk.

History

In 1933 Henry Goodger gave the land adjoining the former Stapenhill House and part of its garden as a pleasure ground in memory of his mother. The central portion of the ground was lost when the access road for St Peter’s bridge was laid out in 1985.