Community Engagement Officer Post at Beckenham Place Park

Be at the heart of transforming Beckenham Place Park Could you be at the heart of transforming Beckenham Place Park?  A new job is going for a Community Engagement Officer.  More details can be found on the London Borough Lewisham website. The role The planned regeneration will physical transform the park, injecting much needed investment and … Continue reading Community Engagement Officer Post at Beckenham Place Park

October-December 2016 Nature’s Gym programme now available

Please find attached the Nature's Gym programme for October-December 2016.  There are a couple of site scheduled that we've not been to for ages which will therefore probably be new to a lot of you!  Due to the number of projects that we have been asked to carry out, there are quite a few different … Continue reading October-December 2016 Nature’s Gym programme now available

Clearing the Ravensbourne in Beckenham Place Park

As part of the 3 Rivers Clean Up the Nature's Gym volunteers cleared part of the River Ravensbourne in Beckenham Place Park.  Their work involved picking up litter and pulling up Himalayan Balsam.  Himalayan Balsam is one of a number of invasive species that you can find along our rivers.  This one however is easy to … Continue reading Clearing the Ravensbourne in Beckenham Place Park

Rivers & People Guided Walk 20th July 2pm

'Rivers and People walks explore urban nature in Lewisham by following our three rivers: the Ravensbourne, the Quaggy and the Pool. They are for anyone who would to see more of the natural world that lies all around us, even in the inner city. And for anyone who would like to experience the physical and … Continue reading Rivers & People Guided Walk 20th July 2pm

Dead hedging at Beckenham Place Park

Over the last two weeks a very hardy bunch of Nature's Gym volunteers have been working at Beckenham Place Park to continue with their project of creating dead hedges.  These hedges not only make use of cut bramble and sycamore, but they can also make great wildlife habitats for a number of insects.  We were … Continue reading Dead hedging at Beckenham Place Park

Nature’s Gym among the Bluebells of Beckenham

The Bluebells in Beckenham were looking fantastic when Nature' Gym visited yesterday.  The smell of the flowers really hit you as you stood among them.  It certainly was a great day to out volunteering in the park!  It is also very encouraging for the volunteers to see bluebells on patches where they had dug up brambles earlier … Continue reading Nature’s Gym among the Bluebells of Beckenham

Tree Planting in Beckenham Place Park

 As mentioned earlier on this blog, the Nature's Gym volunteers have been helping the Friends of Beckenham Place Park and other local groups plant trees in the former burning yard area of Beckenham Place Park. So on a rather glorious Thursday, 17 merry volunteers prepared the area, then dug and planted a mixture of trees, including Silver … Continue reading Tree Planting in Beckenham Place Park