Trustees of Greenhill Gardens

Who we are

The Friends of Greenhill Gardens (FOGG) were formed in 2007 in response to a Council plan to dispose of the beach chalets and tennis courts to developers.  This plan came to nothing, and the beach chalets along the esplanade were awarded Grade 2 listed status in 2010.

Another sell off attempt in 2012 also failed. The Friends realised that the long-term survival of the Gardens depended on increasing the public use and esteem. Our vision is that the gardens should be seen as one of the jewels of Weymouth’s crown.

In 2018, The Greenhill Community Trust CIC took over the management of the beach chalets, the tennis courts and putting green, and have embarked on the task of catching up on the maintenance.

In June 2022, The Friends of Greenhill Gardens was registered as a charity — “Friends of Greenhill Gardens CIO” (number 1199609)

Weymouth’s Parks and Open Spaces department remain responsible for the pleasure gardens, the planting, and the maintenance of the buildings within the gardens including Bennett’s Shelter and floral clock.

The Friends have undertaken various projects in the gardens.  Providing funds for planting the esplanade beds, renovation of the mosaic,  building the bandstand and organising summer music by the sea, creating the entrance arch, and currently, the rebuilding of the clockhouse, and restoration of the clock mechanism

We would like to give thanks to the following:

The Greenhill Gardens gardener is Jason Drew who is employed by Weymouth Town Council. Thank you for all your incredible work.

Iain Campbell, Sue Clarke, Barbara Dubben, Graham Dubben, Cathrin Dunford, Barry Graham, Anne Lindley, Trevor Lindley, Tim Pike, Shirley Pike, Marisa Ronzitti, Trish Scarlett, Karl Schulte and Barrie Wilson

Greenspaces Manager: Paul Bird