Friends of Mountsfield Park – Open Meeting

Join the Friends of Mountsfield Park at the meeting and give your views

Join the Friends of Mountsfield Park at the meeting and give your views

Please come to the meeting and let the Friends of Mountsfield Park know about improvements that you would like for Mountsfield Park and let Glendale know any concerns about the way that the park is maintained. If you are unable to attend the meeting and would like issues raised, please email them. Meeting minutes will be forwarded to Lewisham Council and the Rushey Green Councillors.

When: 7-8pm Wednesday 2nd December 2015 – All Welcome!
Where: Hither Green Baptist Church, Theodore Rd, London SE13 6HT

The Garden on the Hill – Saturday 28th November 2015

A new Community Garden

A new Community Garden
























A new Community Garden is being built at the very top of Brownhill Road.  It is called The Garden on the Hill and will be outside the Brownhill Road Baptist Church and Community Hall.  It is the only public frontage on Brownhill Road and has cars on the South Circular thundering by. Lewisham Gardens are working with the congregation and local community to redesign and plant up the huge stone beds which face on to Brownhill Road.

The first work day is on Saturday 28th November, where they will be removing everything from tired old shrubs. the soil and the old noticeboard.

 Funded by the Catford South Assembly, Lewisham Gardens hopes lots of people will come and help!




Albion Millennium Green Autumn workdays

Autumn work days at AMG

Autumn work days at AMG

Saturday 12/09/2015, 10.30am – 2.30pm: Organising dumped garden waste on half container site into habitat piles; cutting summer meadow grass strip and grass around fruit trees. Meet at main entrance to AMG, at the end of Albion Villas Road, SE26 4DB

Saturday 10/10/2015, 10.30am – 2.30pm: Sawing recently felled hawthorn trunks to use as path edgings or as habitat piles; removing summer weed growth from paths. Meet at main entrance to AMG, at the end of Albion Villas Road, SE26 4DB

Saturday 14/11/2015, 10.30am – 2.30pm: Clearing around young hedge plants along inside of Railway Path; removing bramble roots from wild flower area and silver birch copses; collecting litter. Meet at main entrance to AMG, at the end of Albion Villas Road, SE26 4DB

Saturday 12/12/2015, 10.30am – 2.30pm: Raking fallen leaves from amenity grass areas and bagging up to create leaf mould; collecting litter. Meet at main entrance to AMG, at the end of Albion Villas Road, SE26 4DB

Hither Green Station: Community Meadow Sowing Day

Get involved in Hither Green

Get involved in Hither Green

HGCA & Fuss at Hither Green say;


You may have seen the ground works being carried out at the train station last week in preparation for seed sowing.

We’re super excited to invite Hither Greeners to join us for the Community Seed Sowing Day THIS Saturday 14 November! Streetscape are our Chelsea award-winning landscape designers and will be leading the session.

Drop in any time between 8- 4pm, rain or shine.

We provide safety footwear and hi-vis gear. Over 18s only please

Please email them for more information

Pond, Trees, Steps and Meadows

Alan gets to work

Alan gets to work

The Nature’s Gym volunteers along with member of the Friends of Hither Green Triangle spent a wet but enjoyable few hours working in the nature reserve between platforms 4 and 5 of Hither Green Station.  It is important to keep an open mosaic of habitats in the site to benefit the wildlife on site and we have been working hard over the years to maintain this.

On this occasion we focused on the meadow near the entrance to the site and felling some trees around the pond. We took down a few Sycamores to allow more light to the pond, the branches and logs were stacked and will remain on site to create habitat piles.

It seems to be a feature of this site – it always rains (or is glorious sunshine, nothing in between) while we are there, but we always have a lot of fun and manage to get a lot of work done.

Springbank Road Community Garden

Poster time!

Poster time!

Josie and Anne from the Springbank Road Community Garden write;

Hello Everyone,

Posters: We are preparing to print some posters to promote the Springbank Road Community Garden. We’re proud of becoming a Mayor of London ‘Pocket Park’ and of wining an RHS ‘Developing Award’ so please help us choose a Garden_Poster.

Email us and say which poster you prefer!

Regular Gardening Date: The second Saturday of the Month is our community gardening day, come rain or shine. Time: 11-2 pml.

Having just said that, the next Springbank gardening day will be Saturday 7th November.

Tasks: Pruning the larger shrubs (shaping them into balls), moving some plants and
defining a path. So please bring your secateurs!

The change in date is to accommodate the Community Meadow Sowing Day on Saturday 14 November (11-2pm) which we are organising jointly with FUSS and Streetscape at Hither Green Station. More details about this event shortly- but do put it in your diaries!

Josie and Anne


Wildlife Gym at Old Tidemill wildlife garden

Old Tidemill wildlife garden

Old Tidemill wildlife garden

Grow, Cook Eat, Meet

Connect with people and nature and get ,active at Wildlife Gym. Combining food growing, conservation and cooking.

Develop new skills and knowledge about wildlife and food growing. Improve your health and wellbeing by cooking and eating fresh healthy meals and have fun, whilst meeting new people.

Find out more at their Project Dirt page.

Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden

Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden

Where: Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden, Reginald Road, Deptford SE8 4RS

When: Wildlife Gym runs every Friday from 10am to 1pm. Please arrive at 9.45am to join in the group introduction when newcomers will be welcomed and the gardening and cooking tasks for the day are discussed.

Cost: A healthy freshly cooked lunch will be shared from 12pm, donations are welcome. If you would just like to join just for the sit down lunch there is a suggested donation of £3.