The repairs to the boathouse are completed, and the iconic building is now once again secure for future generations to enjoy. Thank you to all our supporters who've donated to this project - we couldn't do it without you. Come and see the renovations at Live Local, Love Winkworth on Sunday 3 September, and peek underneath the boathouse - usually closed to visitors.
Saving Winkworth's Boathouse
A place of peace
Built in the late nineteenth century, Winkworth's iconic boathouse has withstood storms, played host to film crews and weddings, and provided a place of tranquility for thousands of visitors. Far more than just a place to store rowboats, its upper floor offers an incredible view over Rowe's Flashe Lake from the balcony, or from a quiet seat by the window. Positioned in one of the most picturesque areas of the Arboretum, the boathouse is appreciated by visitors as a place to observe the resident waterfowl, watch the seasons gradually etch their colours on the landscape, or simply sit and contemplate in a place of peace.
Sadly, over time, the timber structure of the boathouse had been damaged by water ingress and vegetation growth. We’ve just completed over £50,000 of repairs, ensuring the future of this beautiful, historic building. Repairs are always ongoing and there’s still time to donate to our appeal - can you help us keep this iconic piece of Winkworth's history alive?
21 Jul 17
Repair project completed
19 Jun 17
Time capsule competition launched
You could become a permanent part of Winkworth's history by bidding to contribute to a time capsule, which we'll bury in the boathouse foundations during the repair project. Find out more >
08 Jun 17
Repair project commences
We're happy to announce that the repair project will commence on 19 June 2017. While the repairs are underway, unfortunately access to the boathouse will be restricted. The project will continue throughout the summer months, and we anticipate that the boathouse will reopen in time for the autumn season.