Great North Wood spoon carving workshop – Sunday 3 December, 11am-4pm

Nature Conservation Lewisham

Spoon Carving © London Wildlife Trust

Learn the ancient art of spoon-carving

Join London Wildlife Trust for a spoon-carving workshop in the Centre for Wildlife Gardening.

You can make your own spoon from wood harvested from the Great North Wood.

The workshop costs £20 per person. All tools will be provided, plus tea and coffee. Suitable for ages 14+. No experience necessary. Booking essential.

To book please purchase a ticket on Eventbrite.

Date and Time: Sunday 3 December, 11am-4pm

Venue Location

Centre for Wildlife Gardening,
East Dulwich,
Greater London,
SE15 4EE

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Mayow Park Apple Day 14 October 2017

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London’s Greener City Fund

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London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan has launched a new £9 million fund to create and improve green spaces and encourage more tree planting in London. The Mayor wants to make London the first National Park City with a target of making 50 per cent of the city green by 2050. To do this, his ambition is to plant more trees, restore our rivers, create natural play-spaces for children and green routes to encourage walking and cycling. The first commitment towards this is the Greener City Fund, a grant programme to support boroughs, local communities and environmental organisations to plant more trees and improve our green spaces.

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Previous assessments of London’s green spaces have indicated that about 47 per cent of London is green space. This includes: parks and amenity space; the countryside and farmland in London’s green belt; nature reserves; and private gardens. About 20 per cent of London is…

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Nature’s Gym programme October-December 2017 now available

Nature Conservation Lewisham

Iona Close Orchard

The sparkly new Nature’s Gym programme for October-December 2017 is now available. We have been to most of the sites before, but some of them, Hare & Billet pond for example, we’ve not been to for a few years. We do have one new site, Luxmore Gardens, where we will be going on Thursday 9th November (date TBC) to do some bulb planting. If you’ve not been to a Nature’s Gym session before, but would like to take part, please visit our Nature’s Gym and FAQ pages where you should find all the information that you need. If you have any more questions, please to email us.

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Crowdfunding for outdoor classroom at Frendsbury Gardens

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©Tom Kyle (Architect) New Classroom at Frendsbury Gardens

The Friends of Frendsbury Gardens need you help.

We Need Your Help!

As you may already know, we’ve started a project to build an outdoor classroom in our community space. We’ve received some funding from it but it’s not enough to cover all the costs of the materials. The work will all be carried out by people in the community. To help cover the remain material costs we have started a crowdfunding appeal via Spacehive and we need your support to get to our target in the short space of time left to make this amazing dream become a reality.

The Project

To build an outdoor space that can be used in all weather. It’ll be a place where we can continue to hold our nature and horticultural classes; local families can use get together for celebrations or have a picnic; the community can…

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Tree of the year 2017

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Sayes Court Mulberry Tree ©DeptfordFolk

DeptfordFolk a park user group in Deptford have nominated John Evelyn’s Mulberry Tree in Sayes Court Park, Lewisham for the Tree of the Year. The competition is run by The Woodland Trust and the winner will receive £1000 to go towards the upkeep of the tree.

They had a spot on ITV London news and they would love to bring the award to Deptford and South East London. The tree has an interesting history and local legend has it that the tree was planted 4oo years ago by Peter the Great of Russia to atone for a drunken rampage through John Evelyn’s garden.

John Evelyn was a writer, gardener and diarist who wrote about trees, pollution and street design. His writings are as relevant today as ever and is a figure of cultural significance for Lewisham.

The whole campaign ties into the #LoveItLewisham and the…

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