Bid to repair the Cascade


The cascade, built in 1912, needs to be repaired and brought up to modern environmental standards.  It is essential to the character of the Rookery and its Grade II listed status.  Please show your support for our bid.

The Friends of Streatham Common is working with SCCoop on a bid to the HLF.  The plans are not only to restore the cascade but also to refresh the adjacent Rock Garden with sustainable planting influenced by the original Edwardian planting styles for alpine rock gardens incorporating Asiatic exotics and water plants.

Stage 1 has already been submitted and Stage 2 is being prepared. Now we need your support to help make our bid successful.

By signing this petition, you demonstrate your support for the bid to the HLF so that the Rookery Cascade can flow again, the Rock Garden can be replanted and more people and children can enjoy our lovely garden.

Click here to sign the petition.


In addition, the project group  putting the bid together are looking for any memories the public may have of the cascade in particular.

Please email these, even if  just a few words, to us at

They may  then be included  anonymously  in the HLF Bid as part of the evidence that the public appreciate the cascade and want it to flow again. 

If you are happy for them to be posted  on the website please also please say so as it would be good for us all to hear what you have  to say.



One thought on “Bid to repair the Cascade

  • January 31, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Took my kids to see the cascade when they were growing up. A real family memory which needs to be passed on to next generation


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