Pump Room Gardens Restoration Project

Pump Room Gardens Restoration ProjectThe Pump Room Gardens are being restored to health. In early 2018, work will start to improve Leamington’s village green for the community. 

Restoration works include:

  • Removal and off-site restoration of the bandstand
  • Renovation of York Bridge and its surrounds
  • Wildlife and landscaping enhancements along the riverbank
  • Flowerbeds around the bandstand
  • Drainage, lighting and path improvements
  • Tree planting
  • New bins and benches

Almost £1m of funding has been received for this project from the Heritage Lottery Fund Parks for People grant. Further contributions have been made by the Friends of the Pump Room Gardens and Warwick District Council. The total investment in the Pump Room Gardens will be £1.4m.

Keep up-to-date with the project

Project updates


  • Early 2018 - Work commences in the Pump Room Gardens
  • Winter 2018 - Final works completed in the Pump Room Gardens

Dates may change. We will update the timeline as the project advances.

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.

Walking for Health Walk 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.  Email joanna.dagg@warwickdc.gov.uk for more information.

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 prgproject@warwickdc.gov.uk for more information.

Project documents

Management plan documents

Partners working to restore the Pump Room Gardens