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Seafield Gardens Green Flag Site

Seafield Gardens Water Tower  


Green Flag Award winner since 2001  Green Flag Logo

Seafield Gardens, which covers an area of 2.4 Hectares, provides important recreation and sports facilities for a residential housing area of 1.2 sq. km in Southbourne, Bournemouth located three minutes walk from the clifftop and beaches. Other parts of the park are also intensely used for informal recreation, in particular by young people and dog walkers. Originally a turf allotment, the council took on the ownership of Seafield in 1923 and 1928, with bowls and croquet facilities already in place and the Southbourne Bowls Club being set up in 1910.

The visual centrepiece of the park and surrounding urban area is the privately-owned water tower which is designated a Grade II Listed building, the Gardens therefore falling within the setting of a Listed building.

The park is well maintained by site-based ground staff who ensure, together with the Community Parks Officers, that the Gardens are safe to use and provide a pleasant environment for relaxation. The Gardens provide a range of facilities for a range of ages including bowls, tennis and associated pavilions, catering,and a children’s play area for young people’s recreation.

The community is involved in the management of the bowls and tennis facilities through the Seafield Gardens Management Trust. The Fellowship Club also meets regularly for comradeship and for the playing of tabletop games. 


  • Situated in the Southbourne area to the east of Bournemouth Town Centre. The gardens are surrounded by areas of residential housing in Seafield Road, Guildhill Road, Tuckton Road and Ken Road.
  • Parking - There is no parking on site. There are site entrances from Seafield Road, Tuckton Road and Guildhill Road.
  • Public Transport - Yellow Buses
  • You can check the location of this site using the Parks and Countryside map


  • Seafield Bowls Club
  • Public toilets, situated in Bowls Pavilion
  • 3x tennis courts
  • Children's play area
  • Children's kick-about area
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Queens Park West Drive,
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