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Pump Room Gardens Restoration Project

Pump Room Gardens Restoration Project

In June 2018, work began to restore the Pump Room Gardens back to their original glory as part of Royal Leamington Spa’s fabulous Spa Gardens, alongside Jephson’s Gardens and Victoria Park.

The £1.4m project includes almost £1m from the Heritage Lottery Fund Parks for People programme, with further contributions from the Friends of the Pump Room Gardens and Warwick District Council. 

The project focused on restoring the Victorian bandstand and reinstating key features from the 19th century, including planting, benches and paths, as well as a reinterpretation of the original Rain Garden. 

Keep up-to-date with the project

Events and activities

There will be lots of events and activities taking place over the next few years as part of the restoration project.

Fancy a stroll? Pick up our new Spa Gardens Walks Leaflet and discover the heritage of the beautiful parks and gardens which run through the centre of Leamington Spa.

Explore the wildlife of the Pump Room Gardens in our new leaflet.

Paper copies of both leaflets are available at the Aviary Cafe and the Glasshouse in Jephson Gardens, as well as the Visitor Information Centre in the Royal Pump Rooms. 

Volunteering opportunities

Our current volunteering opportunities are below.

Youth Performance Coordinator

We are currently seeking an individual to operate as a Youth Performance Coordinator to organise and deliver four youth performances on or near the newly restored bandstand in the Pump Room Gardens during Spring/Summer 2020.

The deadline to apply is Friday 10 January 2020.

Find out more.

Community engagement volunteers

Do you want to make a difference to your local community? Do you love being outdoors? Do you enjoy working with people? We are looking for volunteers to help people use and enjoy their local green spaces, including the Pump Room Gardens and other parks in the district.

Find out more about community engagement volunteering.

Walking for health leaders

We would like to set up a new Health Walk which goes through the Pump Room Gardens and need walk leaders to help us do this!  This is a great opportunity for someone who would like to keep fit and help others to get healthier. Full training is provided and no experience is necessary. Complete the walking for health enquiry form for more details.

Communications volunteer

The Friends of the Pump Room Gardens would like a volunteer to help maintain its Facebook, Twitter and Wordpress accounts. These accounts are vital tools for keeping the local community informed about the restoration project. Working with the Communications Lead Volunteer, you will post updates on the project and promote events and activities in the Pump Room Gardens.  Full training will be provided as necessary. Email for more information.

Project documents

Rediscovering a Lost Art

Meet the artisans and craftspeople who are keeping English traditions alive and discover how they have restored Royal Leamington Spa’s dilapidated bandstand to its former glory.

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