Suitable for picnics, children's play, social gatherings, weddings and other celebrations.

Read Gardens contains significant specimen trees, including oaks, elms and cedars.

A small playground is surrounded by beautiful lawns and huge, old trees.

Public facilities

  • Drinking fountain
  • Playground
  • Seating and tables


Corner of Broadway and Stanhope Grove, Camberwell 3124

There is limited street parking on Broadway.

Public transport

Train: The closest train stations are East Camberwell (400 m away) and Camberwell (500 m away).

Tram 72: get off at the Camberwell Station/Burke Road stop. Walk along Cookson Street for about 6 minutes (550 m).

About the gardens

The park is named after Major Frederick Fitzwalter Read, a former mayor of Camberwell.

The commemorative drinking fountain in the centre of the garden was installed in his honour.

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