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Lewisham has the best parks in London

This year the London Borough of Lewisham came out top which a a great testament to all of the hard work of Friends Groups, volunteers, Glendale and the Nature Conservation team put in over the last year. We are always grateful for all of this hard work and this award would not be possible without their help.

LATEST – Dacres Wood – Extra Open Day

Due to the success of the Dacres Wood Open Day, the friends have added another open date for this year.  We would therefore like to invite you to an extra day this Saturday 27th October between 1pm-4pm. The Friends are looking for extra help on site and with the open days and so if you are willing and bale to help, please let them know.

LATEST – Lewisham wins highest-ever number of Green Flag Awards

Lewisham’s parks and green spaces have been awarded their highest-ever number of Green Flags, the award given to the very best green spaces in the UK. The latest green spaces in Lewisham to be given prestigious Green Flag Community Awards are Garthorne Road and Dacres Wood, managed by Lewisham Council with the help of the Friends Groups

LATEST – Volunteering opportunities at Iona Close Orchard

A small group of volunteers has been looking after the site over the last few years on the basis of the Council’s management plan, leaving most of the site largely undisturbed. New fruit trees were planted c.2014 to maintain orchard use, and they are thriving. We have a series of volunteer sessions arranged over the next few months as follows: