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Petersham Meadows

River Lane, Richmond, TW10 7AG Map

This historic water meadow, protected by a 1902 Act of Parliament, famously forms part of the landscape depicted in the painting by William Turner. 

About the park

The meadows are owned by Richmond Council but is managed by the National Trust under a lease arrangement.

Every year cows are brought to the meadows for grazing, giving rise to a different assemblage of plants.

Visiting the park

Petersham Meadows are accessible at all times. 

The nearest station is Richmond, and the area is served by bus routes 65 and 371.

Public Space Protection Orders and byelaws

All council-managed parks and open spaces are covered by Public Space Protection Orders and formal byelaws, to help us reduce antisocial behaviour and breaches of dog control orders.