Thomas Edmonds, the manufacturer of the famous brand of baking powder, commissioned this garden around his new factory, built in 1923.

Edmonds Factory Park

Visit

Access

357 Ferry Road, Waltham, or from Edmonds Park off Ryan Street.

There is a dedicated car park at the back of the Gardens. Take the long driveway off Ferry Road.

Metroinfo has up-to-date bus information.

Dogs

Dogs are allowed in the Gardens but must be leashed at all times to protect the heritage plantings.

Facilities

Public toilets and plenty of garden seating.

Behind the Gardens, in Edmonds Park, there are large playing fields and a children's playground.

Sure to rise

The garden and factory, which feature on the cover of the best-selling Edmonds Cookery Book, have been a horticultural delight for generations of visitors and residents.

The gardens have won many awards in civic beautifying competitions, and, until the late 1980s, a succession of gardeners were employed full-time to maintain and develop the formal geometric beds, lawns and plantings of annuals.

The City Council acquired a major portion of the original Edmonds Factory Garden in 1991 after the building had been demolished and the property sub-divided. Since then, a rose garden and an oval garden have been added. Recently new, enclosed areas of a more natural style have been developed, with an emphasis on low maintenance, featuring permanent plantings of evergreen shrubs and dwarf conifers.

Bookable spaces

The Edmonds Factory Gardens are a popular site for outdoor weddings and photography.

There are three spaces you can hold your wedding or event:

  • The Bluebird Lawn - holds 100 people.
  • Back Lawn - holds 150 people.
  • Front Lawn - holds 30 people.

 Find out more about booking a park or obtaining photography and filming permission.

Contact us to find out about availability and to book.

 

Edmonds Factory Park Wedding Map

Get involved

The garden is well supported by the local community and a dedicated group known as Friends of the Edmonds Factory Garden.

The Friends care for the garden - weeding, pruning, running working bees and looking after both the rose and scented gardens.

If you're interested in helping out, contact or join the Friends(external link).