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Garden of Remembrance and Mill Bay, Horsham

Tall trees at the Garden of Remembrance Horsham

The garden was founded by local lady Nellie Laughton, in memory of all those who died in World War I.

Horsham District’s parks and countryside sites are vitally important at this time. However, social distancing, as set out by the Government, is absolutely crucial. We have therefore put in place some restrictions. Find full details on the Coronavirus: Parks, leisure and venues page.

The Garden of Remembrance is a peaceful space close to St Mary’s Church and the river in Horsham town centre. The area has been an important public green space in the centre of Horsham for nearly 100 years. The garden is open at all times.

We have recently updated the site in partnership with the Horsham Society and Denne Neighbourhood Council. The updates include updated signage, replacement of benches, lights and litter bins, repairs to railings and fencing and refreshing of shrub planting and trees and bulbs.


The two main entrances to the garden are through the grounds of St Mary’s Church on the Causeway or via Mill Bay Lane. Denne Road car park is a seven-minute walk from the Garden of Remembrance; alternatively, Sainsbury’s is just behind the site.

Horsham Riverside Walk

The Garden of Remembrance and Mill Bay is on the Horsham Riverside Walk route. The Riverside Walk is a 13-mile circuit taking in the town’s history, parks and open spaces.

Find out more about the Riverside Walk