Friends of Jellicoe Water Gardens

Friends of Jellicoe group

The Friends of the Jellicoe Water Gardens are an enthusiastic group of volunteers who are dedicated to celebrating this gem in the centre of Hemel Hempstead. Their aim is to encourage the use and enjoyment of the Water Gardens by local people and visitors and develop and maintain a safe, beautiful and wildlife rich environment.

They helped with the plans to restore the Gardens, joining in with the gardening and sharing the Gardens' history and heritage. They were also instrumental in our successful Heritage Lottery bid, even starring in a short film that was presented during the bid process. The Friends were filmed in the Water Gardens talking about the restoration project and the importance of the Gardens to Hemel Hempstead. You can watch the video on YouTube.

Events and activities

The Friends regular host events, such as bat walks and wildlife days, attend training sessions and enjoy days out. Find out what the Friends have been up to and what's planned for the future by visiting their Facebook page.  

Find out more and how to join

For more information or to join the group (all ages welcome), please visit the Friends of Jellicoe Water Gardens website or email