The disabled visitors car park is open all week and also at weekends, and can be accessed from Richmond Gate, Ham Gate or Kingston Gate 7 days a week. Following the introduction of the Movement Strategy trials, this car park cannot be accessed from Roehampton Gate at weekends, or from Sheen Gate at any time.
Free Minibus service (RP1) now finished for winter
The Free Minibus service in Richmond park has finished for 2021 at the end of October. It is hoped to re-start the service in 2022 around Easter time. More information will be available from March 2022.
The Isabella Plantation is open all year round (view Richmond Park opening hours) with the exception of a small number of early closures during April/May, see Oak Processionary Moth for further information.
There are now two toilet blocks within Isabella, one near Still Pond, and one by Peg's Pond gate. The toilet at Still Pond is open between April and November, the toilet at Peg's Pond gate is open year round. Both have wheelchair accessible cubicles. There is a baby change facility at the Peg's Pond gate toilet.
The recent physical work has improved many path surfaces and bridges and has included installing more benches. Four trails of varying lengths have been marked using log signs within Isabella Plantation and are colour coded.
Getting to Isabella Plantation
The nearest bus routes to the Isabella Plantation are the No 85 and K3 (Warren Road Stop) buses which stop near Ladderstile Gate a pedestrian access on the south east side of the park. A way marked trail leads pedestrians from Ladderstile Gate to Isabella Plantation's Broomfield Hill Gate after a 15 minute walk.
There is also a seasonal bus service (RP1) that operates within Richmond Park that stops at the Isabella Plantation. Following its postponement in 2020, the service hopes to restart on 21st July 2021, running until 27th October 2021. Please check the webpage for the latest information.
Two car parks serve Isabella Plantation these include Broomfield Hill car park situated on the park's south eastern perimeter and also Peg's Pond car park, a dedicated car park for those with disabilities situated adjacent to the Plantation's north-western boundary.
Please note that Broomfield Hill car park is approximately 400m from the entrance to Isabella Plantation.
Cycling is permitted to the Peg's Pond Gate of Isabella Plantation within the disabled user's car park, accessed from the main park road at Ham Cross. This gate has a cycle stand.
There are five gates providing pedestrian access to Isabella Plantation namely Peg's Pond Gate from the disabled user's car park, Broomfield Hill Gate, Bramble Gate, Deer Sanctuary Gate and High Wood Gate.
Motorised wheelchair available
A motorised wheelchair, which makes the job of pushing considerably easier, may be loaned for use within the Garden on weekdays between 9.00 and 15.00. Please ring 0300 061 2200 to book the chair by noon on the day before it is required.
Seasonal Bus Service
Between 21st July - 27th October 2021, there is a free bus service running every Wednesday stopping at Richmond Park main car parks and Isabella Plantation Peg's Pond gate.
Please note: The Mayor of London has stated that face masks are a condition of travel on London bus services, and our minibus service will also adhere to this rule.