Translating the vision of a Winter Garden from concept to reality took six years and the united belief of the Friends of Battersea Park, Dan Pearson Studios and Wandsworth Council in its ultimate success.
The Winter Garden is a living memorial to Elaine Hodges, Founder Member and Secretary of the Friends, who did so much to improve the park in her lifetime.
The triumphant official opening by Mayor Boris Johnson on 3rd March 2011 means that all the original aims for its creation will have been met. A neglected and decaying area of the Park, which was not eligible for Heritage Lottery funding, has been transformed into a 21st Century garden of exquisite design. It has involved the local community in the restoration and enhancement of a green open space which plays an important part in their lives and is available to everyone.