The community orchard planted in Ladywell Fields in 2011 is thriving, but like any orchard, it needs care and attention if the trees are to grow strongly and avoid disease. This is one of the Friends twice yearly volunteer sessions at which you can learn and help prune the trees, inspect and repair the guards, … Continue reading Orchard volunteering session in Ladywell Fields – Saturday 11 February, 10.30am-12.30pm
Meet in the Park at the end of Malyons Road, close to the Adventure Playground and curly railway bridge. Come suitably dressed – though Thames 21 will provide waders/boots and other equipment and will give a short safety talk beforehand. No children under 12 unless supervised by a responsible adult. See you there! The Friends … Continue reading River Clean-Up with Thames21 – Sunday 24 April, 10.00am- 1.00pm
Thames 21 and the Friends of Ladywell Fields are holding a river clean up on Sunday 13th December from 10am-1pm. They will be meeting by the 10,000 Hands Cafe in the northern field at 10am. Come along for some wet fun!
Robert Sheppard writes... IONA CLOSE ORCHARD is a wonderful pocket of undisturbed wildlife in the heart of Catford (behind Bournville Road) – but it will deteriorate quickly if not carefully looked-after. It remains quite overgrown, but retains some fine old fruit trees. In common with most old orchards, the site is of high nature conservation … Continue reading Come to support Ladywell Fields’ funding bid on Wednesday 29 January
Iona Close Orchard is a fascinating relic of a Victorian garden. The houses to which it originally belonged date to about 1825. Hidden away behind a few mature ash and Norway maple trees are several fine old fruit trees, apples, pears, plums and a mulberry. Although it has become has become overgrow, it has remained … Continue reading Iona Close Orchard
Join Thames 21 and the Friends of Ladywell Fields for a river clean up on Sunday 30 Oct 10am-1pm. They will be meeting at the cafe in the north field. Gloves and waders will be provided. Please arrive prompty so as not to miss the important safety talk. Children are welcome if accompanied by an … Continue reading Ladywell Fields River Clean Up