Nature Conservation Lewisham

Get involved in Lewisham's parks and nature reserves


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Tile making session at Frendsbury Gardens – 11.30am-2pm

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Tile making at Frensbury Gardens ©Nadine Hibbert – Friends of Frendsbury Gardens

Join the artist and architect involved in the new building at Frendsbury Gardens this weekend and make your own tiles! No artistic skill of previous experience is necessary. The tiles will be used to cover the roof of the new building which has been designed and the build has just started!

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Free Events coming up at Forster Memorial Park

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Events at Forester Memorial Park

There’s lots happening at Forster park over the next few weeks, just in time for Spring and all the joy it brings. Come and get involved!

Tales of WildWood
A journey in to the history, folklore and ecology of English Woodlands
This Sunday  (25th February 2018) 11.00am – 12pm
Meet at the top Whitefoot Lane entrance.
• Free event
• All ages groups and abilities welcome
• Plan will be to keep to the main paths as much as possible

Weekly Walks
Taking place every Tuesday, meet at 10.30am at Goldsmiths Communtiy Centre on Castillion Road.
The walk is free and will take you to, and around Forster Park.
Call or text Sara on 07927 372 800 for more info.

Nature Trail
Join us on Saturday 10 March between 1 and 3pm for a free nature trail, with crafts and a storyteller.
Funded by Phoenix’s Community Links, it’s all free and fun for all the family.
Don’t worry, we’ll send you a reminder about this one!

Enjoy the park everyone! How could you not?
See you soon.


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New Cross Gate Cutting Open Day

Saturday 26th August 2017 – 1:00pm4:00pm

Come and explore this beautiful nature reserve which is usually closed to the public.

New Cross Gate Cutting is a secluded area of woodland with small grassy glades, set on the broad slopes of a deep railway cutting, which supports 170 species of flowering plants.

The reserve is predominantly oak woodland with open glades of neutral and acid grassland in which reeds and tall herbs grow. Some flowers are locally rare, and the site contributes to one of London’s most important railway cuttings for wildlife, stretching southwards to Forest Hill.

The cutting was dug in 1838-39 and still bears the legacy of once being part of the old Great North Wood, and at times the route of the Croydon Canal, brickworks, and wartime allotments.

Venue location

New Cross Gate Cutting,
Vesta Road Entrance,
London,
SE4 2NR


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Bug Day at Sydenham Hill Wood – Thursday 27 July, 11am-2pm

Honey Bee on ragwort (©Daniel Greenwood)

Honey Bee on ragwort (©Daniel Greenwood)

A family-friendly day to celebrate the amazing invertebrates that are so vital to our world

Join the London Wildlife Trust for this family event to celebrate the weird and wonderful insects that are so important to Sydenham Hill Wood and the ecosystems we depend on for survival.

If you love bees, butterflies, dragonflies, beetles, bugs and slugs, you will love bug day!

We’ll be leading pond dipping sessions to discover the wild world underneath the surface of the Dewy Pond, searching for beetles and creepy crawlies under logs, and identifying butterflies and bees in the Wood’s sunny glades.

Venue Location

Sydenham Hill Wood and Cox’s Walk,
Southwark,
Greater London,
SE26 6LS

Grid reference
TQ344725