History of Marine Gardens Bowling Club
The club formed in 1930, has used the Worthing Borough Council
Mr. George Stracey convened the first meeting of Marine Gardens Bowling Club
Mr. George Stracey also donated the Stracey Shield in 1931, creating competition
The photo shows a step back in time to the mid-1960s.
Please note the number of deckchairs as opposed to the numerous benches which now encompass the green.
Marine Gardens Bowling Green - 1965
bowling club in Worthing, where all matches played are now mixed.
As well as their own internal competitions, the ladies are encouraged to take on
the men in many internal competitions that are not restricted by Bowls England to men only.
changing room facilities for ladies and men with the provision of their own toilet and wash areas.
membership and allows a number of planned social events throughout the year.
Marine Gardens is a compact but very popular park on the seafront in West Worthing, laid out in 1930,
and held in great affection by the people of Worthing.
The Gardens lie 1.25 miles west of Worthing Pier and are open to the public all year round.
The Gardens are accessible off Marine Parade on the Seafront and Winchelsea Gardens to the North of the site,
there is plenty of on street parking around the Park. Equally, it is easily reached by bike, bus or on foot.
The park is packed with ornamental and formal planting, creating a warm and welcoming place.
It is uniquely busy and bustling and yet a calm and peaceful space at the same time.
Bowls and putting is available daily during the summer months and there are public conveniences open to the public
from 9.30am to dusk every day, located at the Bowls Pavilion.
The site is flat but there is a ramp down into the gardens from the seafront; paths are wide and accessible around
the whole site, and so is ideally suited to those with mobility problems.
This is a popular site to sit and spend some time relaxing in the peaceful environment enjoying bowls being played
or for visiting the popular and busy privately run restaurant. The Waterwise Playground and Waterwise garden
are on the foreshore only a few metres to the west.
And, being so close to the beach, it extends the recreational area for visitors and residents alike.
Bowling - Café/Restaurant - Golf/Crazy Golf - Pond - Public Transport Links - Toilets - Walled Garden
Managing Organisation - Worthing Borough Council