Events



The Royal Parks staff and Friends Volunteers provide a range of activities and events, some specifically for children and others directed to the general public, some of which may interest children.

Forthcoming ones are listed under Coming events. See Previous events and Regular events to get some idea of their full range.

Past events

August

Sunday 18 August 2019 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - The Old Jelly Rollers

Bandstand Concert - The Old Jelly Rollers

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 23 June to 25 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 22 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 26 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.

Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles - The Old Jelly Rollers are young music college graduates playing classic New Orleans jazz.


Price: Free


Wednesday 14 August 2019 - 10.00 am

Pollinators (Butterflies and other insects) in Greenwich Park

Field Studies Council

Become an insect for a morning. Learn about the jobs that an insect has to do and play games based upon pollination. Search for butterflies, beetles and bees around the park and make an insect home.
All activities are run by FSC staff.

Additional information: All children must be accompanied. Make sure to bring appropriate clothing and footwear in case the ground is muddy and plenty of enthusiasm.

Age Range: Seedlings (18 months-4 years) and Explorers (age 5-11 years)

For further information on the course or to book your place use the Field Studies Council web site. If you are unable to find the information you need, contact the office on 01306 734 501. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.


Price: £6


Sunday 11 August 2019 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Shadey Scandals

Bandstand Concert - Shadey Scandals

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 23 June to 25 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 22 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 26 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.

Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles - Shadey Scandals are a classic rock and roll band.


Price: Free


Wednesday 7 August 2019 - 10.00 am

Pond Dipping in Greenwich Park

Field Studies Council

Get stuck into a survey of our pond. Use an identification key to work out which species you have caught and record them. Learn about the carnivores, herbivores and omnivores found in a pond and how they move and hunt.
All activities are run by FSC staff.

Additional information: All children must be accompanied. Make sure to bring appropriate clothing and footwear in case the ground is muddy and plenty of enthusiasm.

Age Range: Seedlings (18 months-4 years) and Explorers (age 5-11 years)

For further information on the course or to book your place use the Field Studies Council web site. If you are unable to find the information you need, contact the office on 01306 734 501. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.


Price: £6


Sunday 4 August 2019 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Silver Ghosts

Bandstand Concert - Silver Ghosts

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 23 June to 25 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 22 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 26 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.


Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles - Silver Ghosts are a high velocity band playing 1920s and 1930s swing.


Price: Free


Thursday 1 August 2019 - 10.00 am

Summer in Greenwich Park

Field Studies Council

The park is changing throughout the year. Families will complete activities based on summer colours, enjoying the summer warmth while exploring flowers and plants in the park. Make natural paint and create summer sculptures. Work as a team to find as many creatures as you can.
All activities are run by FSC staff.

Additional information: All children must be accompanied. Make sure to bring appropriate clothing and footwear in case the ground is muddy and plenty of enthusiasm.

Age Range: Seedlings (18 months-4 years) and Explorers (age 5-11 years)

For further information on the course or to book your place use the Field Studies Council web site. If you are unable to find the information you need, contact the office on 01306 734 501. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.


Price: £6


July

Sunday 28 July 2019 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - The South London Jazz Orchestra and Live Band Lindy

Bandstand Concert - The South London Jazz Orchestra and Live Band Lindy

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 23 June to 25 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 22 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 26 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.
Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.


Price: Free


Sunday 28 July 2019 - 11 am to 5 pm

Public consultations on the Greenwich Park Revealed project

Public consultations on the Greenwich Park Revealed project

Come to view and comment on the plans for the new Learning Centre, Vanbrugh Cafe and courtyard proposed as part of the Greenwich Park Revealed project. Award winning architects, Architype, will be on hand to answer questions about their designs.

The public consultations will be held between the Pavilion Cafe and the Bandstand on Thursday 25 and Sunday 28 July from 11am to 5pm.

To read more details about the project and to share your views via an online suggestion box, visit the Greenwich Park Revealed Project page



Sunday 28 July 2019 - 8.30 am

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Julia Holland
Blackheath Gate

The Friends are pleased to announce that Julia Holland has offered to lead the Sunday Morning Bird Walks. They will start at  8.30am and she will help the guests to identify the birds that are seen or heard.
Dates will be publicised by poster and on the Friends of Greenwich Park website.

There are no charges and booking is not required: just turn up at the Blackheath Gate. If at all possible, please bring along binoculars because this will improve your experience enormously.

Bird walk reports are available here


Price: Free


Saturday 27 July 2019 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

The Wildlife Centre is near the south end of the Lake in the Flower Gardens.

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide. If you would be interested in helping to run these drop-ins, please come along to the next session and speak to one of the volunteers. They can give you details and tell you all about it.



Thursday 25 July 2019 - 11 am to 5 pm

Public consultations on the Greenwich Park Revealed project

Public consultations on the Greenwich Park Revealed project

Come to view and comment on the plans for the new Learning Centre, Vanbrugh Cafe and courtyard proposed as part of the Greenwich Park Revealed project. Award winning architects, Architype, will be on hand to answer questions about their designs.

The public consultations will be held between the Pavilion Cafe and the Bandstand on Thursday 25 and Sunday 28 July from 11am to 5pm.

To read more details about the project and to share your views via an online suggestion box, visit the Greenwich Park Revealed Project page



Sunday 21 July 2019 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Meantime Band

Bandstand Concert - Meantime Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 23 June to 25 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 22 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 26 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.
Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.


Price: Free


Sunday 14 July 2019 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Heroes Band

Bandstand Concert - Heroes Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 23 June to 25 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 22 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 26 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.


Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.


Price: Free


Sunday 7 July 2019 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - KIX Jazz Orchestra

Bandstand Concert - KIX Jazz Orchestra

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 23 June to 25 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 22 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 26 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.


Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.


Price: Free


June

Sunday 30 June 2019 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Here To Havana

Bandstand Concert - Here To Havana

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 23 June to 25 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 22 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 26 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.


Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.


Price: Free


Saturday 29 June 2019 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

The Wildlife Centre is near the south end of the Lake in the Flower Gardens.

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide. If you would be interested in helping to run these drop-ins, please come along to the next session and speak to one of the volunteers. They can give you details and tell you all about it.



Sunday 23 June 2019 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Countrypolitan Band

Bandstand Concert - Countrypolitan Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 23 June to 25 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 22 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 26 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.

Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.

 


Price: Free


Saturday 22 June 2019 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Greenwich Schools Bands

Bandstand Concert - Greenwich Schools Bands

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 23 June to 25 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 22 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 26 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.

Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.

 


Price: Free


Saturday 22 June 2019 - 09.30 am

Discover Veteran Trees

Sharon Brown

This important historic parkland of Greenwich Park, much of it on steep slopes giving stunning views across the Thames estuary (in good weather), is also the setting for an array of veteran trees. We will survey their ecology and importance as a habitat and look at the development of the parkland within its landscape. In the morning we will look at the ecological landscape history of Greenwich Park, within its geographical setting, its early development as a Park and on through to its use and value to us today. We will then discuss the assessment of Veteran Trees for their wildlife value, before going outside and trying out our skills. During the afternoon we will go out into the Park again to assess more of the Veteran trees. Back in the classroom for our last session, we will collate the data from our different groups, creating a chart of our findings and mapping the location of our surveyed trees.
Fee includes a copy of FSC fold out chart: Tree Name Trail.

Sharon Brown is a botanist – geographer currently working as an independent ecologist with habitat assessment and management as a main area of expertise. Over time she has also worked for the Nature Conservancy Council, Scottish Rangering, Wildlife Trusts and latterly as an associate tutor for the FSC. As a naturalist she has a fascination for wild places, as well as the wild in more urban settings and an enthusiasm for passing this to others through practical application.

For further information on the course or to book your place use the Field Studies Council web site. If you are unable to find the information you need, contact the office on 01306 734 501. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.


Price: £45


Sunday 16 June 2019 - 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Midsummer Jazz in the Park

Midsummer Jazz in the Park

Observatory Garden, Greenwich Park

The Friend’s annual Midsummer Jazz Concert has become one of the highlights of our year in the Park. Once again it will feature the Phoenix Dixieland Jazz Band, who will be supported by the Crooks Saxophone Quartet. This is an event for the whole family, held in the Observatory Gardens.

Gardens open from 12.00 pm, concert starts at 12.30pm and finishes at 3.30 pm.

Our sponsors, Davy's of Greenwich, will run a bar, and the Park's Pavilion Cafe will have a stall selling food, ice cream and soft drinks.

Just a reminder that seating is not available in the Garden, so do bring a rug or chair if you don’t want to sit directly on the grass. Please note that dogs (apart from guide dogs) are not permitted in the Garden.

Adults £7 on the Gate, under 16s free.

Tickets are non-refundable if the event is cancelled due to bad weather.





Saturday 8 June 2019 - 11am

The History Group Meeting

The History Group Meeting

Wildlife Centre

The group meets quarterly in the Wildlife Centre, Flower Garden, Greenwich Park and the next meeting is on Saturday 8th June. You would be very welcome if you wanted to come along and join the group. If you need a parking permit, please call at the Park Office by the Blackheath Gate and give your name to Christine Sheffield and she will give you one.

If you are interested, please contact Brian Starkey on grenparkpast@gmail.com 



Saturday 8 June 2019 - 7.00pm

Introduction to Moths and Moth Trapping

Introduction to Moths and Moth Trapping

Participants will be given an introduction to moth life-cycles and lifestyles. Around dusk, you will help set up a light-trap and watch it in action, before returning the following morning to examine the catch. Advice will be given on the identification of the moths caught the previous night. (This is an evening and morning course).
Fee includes a copy of FSC foldout chart: Day flying Moths ID guide.

Tim Harris has been a keen naturalist since childhood and has written many books and articles about birds, invertebrates and bats for publishers including National Geographic, Bloomsbury, the RSPB and BBC Wildlife. Tim has a particular interests in Britain's moths and butterflies and runs several moth traps near his London home.

For further information on the course or to book your place use the Field Studies Council web site. If you are unable to find the information you need, contact the office on 01306 734 501. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.


Price: £45


Sunday 2 June 2019 - 8.15 am

London to Brighton Classic Car Run

The London to Brighton classic and kit & sports car run returns to Greenwich Park for the 2019 start location.
Over 400 vehicles will be starting from the park from 8.15am – 11.15am as they make their way on their annual visit to Brighton.
The London to Brighton Classic Car Run celebrates its 31st Anniversary with vehicles from the pre-war era sharing the trip with classics from the 1950‘s to the 90’s. The kit & sports vehicles follow their own route to Brighton and this run is for modern day sports cars, replica cars and kit cars.
Cost to join the run is £97 and details can be found on the organisers website



May

Thursday 30 May 2019 - 10.00 am

Birds in Greenwich Park

Field Studies Council

Did you know that Blackbirds only appeared in urban gardens in the 1830s?  Before then, they lived in woodland or heath.  Join us to find out more about birds: identify where they might nest, what they feed on and how their calls vary.  Using binoculars and identification charts, have a go at identifying and recording the birds you spot.

All activities are run by FSC staff.

Additional information: All children must be accompanied. Make sure to bring appropriate clothing and footwear in case the ground is muddy and plenty of enthusiasm.

Age Range: Seedlings (18 months-4 years) and Explorers (age 5-11 years)

For further information on the course or to book your place use the Field Studies Council web site. If you are unable to find the information you need, contact the office on 01306 734 501. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.


Price: £6


Saturday 25 May 2019 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

The Wildlife Centre is near the south end of the Lake in the Flower Gardens.

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide. If you would be interested in helping to run these drop-ins, please come along to the next session and speak to one of the volunteers. They can give you details and tell you all about it.



Sunday 19 May 2019 - 9.00 am

Guided Bird Walk

Joseph Beale will be leading a bird walk for the Friends and the London Natural History Society. There is no need to book, just turn up at the official meeting point near the Blackheath Gate. The walk is free and having binoculars will greatly add to the pleasure. 

 

 

Mistle Thrush



Tuesday 7 May 2019 - 7.30 for 8pm

Friends Annual General Meeting (MEMBERS ONLY)

Howe Lecture Theatre, Queen Anne Building, University of Greenwich

The AGM will commence at 8pm, and finish around 9.30pm.

Wine and soft drinks will be served from 7.30pm.

(Members only)

Officers and committee members proposed and seconded for the coming year are:

Chairman: Liz Coyle

Vice-Chairman: Richard Jones

Committee Members

Clive Corlett stands for re-election. Tony Butler, Tina Challacombe, Jonathan Chandler, Lesley Jones, Sophie Spencer, Brian Starkey and Sue Yates continue to serve. The committee confirms the appointments of Christine Bevan as Secretary, Julie Punter as Treasurer and Fran Tyler as Membership Secretary.

After the AGM, Graham Dear, Park Manager, will outline some of the work undertaken in Greenwich Park and take questions on the Heritage Lottery Fund bid.

 



April

Sunday 28 April 2019

London Marathon

Greenwich Park (Blackheath Avenue)

The London Marathon is the largest annual fundraising event on the planet – runners have raised over £500 million for good causes since the race began in 1981. Further information:  https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/en-gb/

 



Saturday 27 April 2019 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

The Wildlife Centre is near the south end of the Lake in the Flower Gardens.

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide. If you would be interested in helping to run these drop-ins, please come along to the next session and speak to one of the volunteers. They can give you details and tell you all about it.



Thursday 18 April 2019 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

Located in the north eastern corner of the Park, near the Maze Hill entrance, the Queens Orchard was first open to visitors in 2013.

The aim was to create a garden with educational value, to show people how to grow a wide range of vegetables and also to grow older varieties of fruit trees to reflect the historic nature of the site. There are ornamental and wildlife ponds, a long lavender bed and a mound in the centre with an old mulberry tree.

Beehives have been added at the far end of the Orchard, with plans for beekeeping demonstrations.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots.

If you are interested in volunteering in the Orchard please come along when it is open. You can find dates and times on the website.

Although the Orchard  is  closed to the public between October and Easter, it is possible to look round on Thursdays between 1.30 pm and 4.00 pm when there are volunteers working. Volunteers are working on the following dates in 2019:
January 10th and 24th; February 7th and 21st; March 7th and 21st; April 4th and 18th.

 



Wednesday 17 April 2019 - 10.00 am

Bugs and Beasties in Greenwich Park

Field Studies Council

What do you know about terrestrial invertebrates? Join us to explore their habitats, movements, eating habits and more. You will go minibeast hunting and learn how to look after the species around us.

All activities are run by FSC staff.

Additional information: All children must be accompanied. Make sure to bring appropriate clothing and footwear in case the ground is muddy and plenty of enthusiasm.

Age Range: Seedlings (18 months-4 years) and Explorers (age 5-11 years)

For further information on the course or to book your place use the Field Studies Council web site. If you are unable to find the information you need, contact the office on 01306 734 501. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.


Price: £6


Sunday 14 April 2019 - 10 am to 4 pm

Greenwich Park Revealed Open Day

Greenwich Park Revealed Open Day

Greenwich Park Bandstand

Greenwich Park Revealed is a hugely exciting project, supported by the Friends of Greenwich Park, that puts the park at the heart of local communities. This 590-year-old park has an incredible story to tell. Securing the HLF grant will bring the history of this World Heritage Site, with a Grade 1 Listed landscape and rich natural heritage to life, and enable us to conserve it for future generations.
Local residents and visitors to Greenwich Park are invited to attend a number of public consultations to find out more about proposals to protect and enhance the Royal Park for future generations. The meetings will also provide an opportunity for people to share their views on the proposed plans.
Four public consultations will be held near Greenwich Park Bandstand.  These will take place on Thursday 21st and Sunday 24th February, and Thursday 11th and Sunday 14th April, 10am-4pm to seek local residents’ input on various aspects of the project, to help shape the park’s future.

The Park management want to hear your ideas so come to one of the open days.

To read more details about the project and to share your views via an online suggestion box, visit the Greenwich Park Revealed Project page



Friday 12 April 2019 - 10.00 am

Spring in Greenwich Park

Field Studies Council

What happens in the parks in Spring? Join us on an exploration of the park, noting any new changes you can see. Take photographs of the new growth and identify the species using identification charts. Which creatures now have important jobs to do before summer?
All activities are run by FSC staff.

Additional information: All children must be accompanied. Make sure to bring appropriate clothing and footwear in case the ground is muddy and plenty of enthusiasm.

Age Range: Seedlings (18 months-4 years) and Explorers (age 5-11 years)

For further information on the course or to book your place use the Field Studies Council web site. If you are unable to find the information you need, contact the office on 01306 734 501. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.


Price: £6


Thursday 11 April 2019 - 10 am to 4 pm

Greenwich Park Revealed Open Day

Greenwich Park Revealed Open Day

Greenwich Park Bandstand

Greenwich Park Revealed is a hugely exciting project, supported by the Friends of Greenwich Park, that puts the park at the heart of local communities. This 590-year-old park has an incredible story to tell. Securing the HLF grant will bring the history of this World Heritage Site, with a Grade 1 Listed landscape and rich natural heritage to life, and enable us to conserve it for future generations.
Local residents and visitors to Greenwich Park are invited to attend a number of public consultations to find out more about proposals to protect and enhance the Royal Park for future generations. The meetings will also provide an opportunity for people to share their views on the proposed plans.
Four public consultations will be held near Greenwich Park Bandstand.  These will take place on Thursday 21st and Sunday 24th February, and Thursday 11th and Sunday 14th April, 10am-4pm to seek local residents’ input on various aspects of the project, to help shape the park’s future.

The Park management want to hear your ideas so come to one of the open days.

To read more details about the project and to share your views via an online suggestion box, visit the Greenwich Park Revealed Project page



Saturday 6 April 2019 - 09.45 am

Introducing Lichens

Introducing Lichens

Joe Beale

Lichens are remarkable, often beautiful and they can be found in a vast range of locations. In this course based in London's Greenwich Park, we will be looking at the basic structure of lichens, concentrating on the main features used in identification. We will have an introduction to the issues of pollution that impact on lichens and their rapidly changing fortunes in London and what this tells us. We will be going outside to look at lichens in the field and learn some common species, concentrating on those that grow on trees. Back in the classroom, we will identify some common lichens using a simple key. You should, at the end of the course, feel able to use basic identification guides with some confidence and be able to identify some of the commoner lichens.
Our Natural History and Exploring Nature and the Arts courses are aimed at those aged 18 and above. If you are interested in one of our courses but are under 18 at the time of the course beginning please contact the Centre hosting the course prior to booking to discuss the content and its suitability.

For further information on the course or to book your place use the Field Studies Council web site. If you are unable to find the information you need, contact the office on 01306 734 501. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.


Price: £45


Thursday 4 April 2019 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

Located in the north eastern corner of the Park, near the Maze Hill entrance, the Queens Orchard was first open to visitors in 2013.

The aim was to create a garden with educational value, to show people how to grow a wide range of vegetables and also to grow older varieties of fruit trees to reflect the historic nature of the site. There are ornamental and wildlife ponds, a long lavender bed and a mound in the centre with an old mulberry tree.

Beehives have been added at the far end of the Orchard, with plans for beekeeping demonstrations.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots.

If you are interested in volunteering in the Orchard please come along when it is open. You can find dates and times on the website.

Although the Orchard  is  closed to the public between October and Easter, it is possible to look round on Thursdays between 1.30 pm and 4.00 pm when there are volunteers working. Volunteers are working on the following dates in 2019:
January 10th and 24th; February 7th and 21st; March 7th and 21st; April 4th and 18th.

 



March

Sunday 31 March 2019 - 8.30 am

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Julia Holland
Blackheath Gate

The Friends are pleased to announce that Julia Holland has offered to lead the Sunday Morning Bird Walks. They will start at  8.30am and she will help the guests to identify the birds that are seen or heard.
Dates will be publicised by poster and on the Friends of Greenwich Park website.

There are no charges and booking is not required: just turn up at the Blackheath Gate. If at all possible, please bring along binoculars because this will improve your experience enormously.

Bird walk reports are available here


Price: Free


Saturday 30 March 2019 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

The Wildlife Centre is near the south end of the Lake in the Flower Gardens.

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide. If you would be interested in helping to run these drop-ins, please come along to the next session and speak to one of the volunteers. They can give you details and tell you all about it.



Friday 29 March 2019 to Sunday 31 March 2019 - 10.00 to 16.00

From the World War One Battlefields & into the Peace

From the World War One Battlefields & into the Peace

Wren House, Royal Hospital Chelsea

A free exhibition describing, through images, living history and commemoration, the role that The Royal Parks and Royal Hospital Chelsea played during the First World War and the transition to demobilisation, as well as charting the Heritage Lottery funded World War One Project remembering these contributions 100 years later.

 

 

 

 



Thursday 21 March 2019 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

Located in the north eastern corner of the Park, near the Maze Hill entrance, the Queens Orchard was first open to visitors in 2013.

The aim was to create a garden with educational value, to show people how to grow a wide range of vegetables and also to grow older varieties of fruit trees to reflect the historic nature of the site. There are ornamental and wildlife ponds, a long lavender bed and a mound in the centre with an old mulberry tree.

Beehives have been added at the far end of the Orchard, with plans for beekeeping demonstrations.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots.

If you are interested in volunteering in the Orchard please come along when it is open. You can find dates and times on the website.

Although the Orchard  is  closed to the public between October and Easter, it is possible to look round on Thursdays between 1.30 pm and 4.00 pm when there are volunteers working. Volunteers are working on the following dates in 2019:
January 10th and 24th; February 7th and 21st; March 7th and 21st; April 4th and 18th.

 



Sunday 10 March 2019

The Vitality Big Half

The Vitality Big Half

The Big Half is returning to Greenwich Park  and will be held on Sunday 10 March 2019.
Up to 15,000 people will participate in events that include:
The Vitality Big Half: London's community half marathon starts at 09:00 by Tower Bridge and finishes at the Cutty Sark, passing through the boroughs of Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham and Greenwich.
The Little Half: A 2.4-mile run which finishes at the Cutty Sark and offers the perfect opportunity to take part in your first official times event.
The Vitality Big Mile: A free, fun, family-friendly mass participation event taking place around Greenwich Park. This is the perfect event for first-time runners or walkers, families with children of all ages and anyone looking to get more healthy and active.
The Vitality Big Festival: Celebrate all that London has to offer at The Vitality Big Festival in Greenwich Park. Join friends and family at this free festival and enjoy some of London’s best food, music, sport and entertainment.
Book your place now here



Thursday 7 March 2019 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

Located in the north eastern corner of the Park, near the Maze Hill entrance, the Queens Orchard was first open to visitors in 2013.

The aim was to create a garden with educational value, to show people how to grow a wide range of vegetables and also to grow older varieties of fruit trees to reflect the historic nature of the site. There are ornamental and wildlife ponds, a long lavender bed and a mound in the centre with an old mulberry tree.

Beehives have been added at the far end of the Orchard, with plans for beekeeping demonstrations.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots.

If you are interested in volunteering in the Orchard please come along when it is open. You can find dates and times on the website.

Although the Orchard  is  closed to the public between October and Easter, it is possible to look round on Thursdays between 1.30 pm and 4.00 pm when there are volunteers working. Volunteers are working on the following dates in 2019:
January 10th and 24th; February 7th and 21st; March 7th and 21st; April 4th and 18th.

 



Friday 1 March 2019 - 11am

The History Group Meeting

The History Group Meeting

Wildlife Centre

The group meets quarterly in the Wildlife Centre, Flower Garden, Greenwich Park and the next meeting is on Friday 1st March. You would be very welcome if you wanted to come along and join the group. If you need a parking permit, please call at the Park Office by the Blackheath Gate and give your name to Christine Sheffield and she will give you one.

If you are interested, please contact Brian Starkey on grenparkpast@gmail.com 



February

Sunday 24 February 2019 - 10 am to 4 pm

Greenwich Park Revealed Open Day

Greenwich Park Revealed Open Day

Greenwich Park Bandstand

Greenwich Park Revealed is a hugely exciting project, supported by the Friends of Greenwich Park, that puts the park at the heart of local communities. This 590-year-old park has an incredible story to tell. Securing the HLF grant will bring the history of this World Heritage Site, with a Grade 1 Listed landscape and rich natural heritage to life, and enable us to conserve it for future generations.
Local residents and visitors to Greenwich Park are invited to attend a number of public consultations to find out more about proposals to protect and enhance the Royal Park for future generations. The meetings will also provide an opportunity for people to share their views on the proposed plans.
Four public consultations will be held near Greenwich Park Bandstand.  These will take place on Thursday 21st and Sunday 24th February, and Thursday 11th and Sunday 14th April, 10am-4pm to seek local residents’ input on various aspects of the project, to help shape the park’s future.

The Park management want to hear your ideas so come to one of the open days.

To read more details about the project and to share your views via an online suggestion box, visit the Greenwich Park Revealed Project page



Sunday 24 February 2019 - 8.30 am

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Julia Holland
Blackheath Gate

The Friends are pleased to announce that Julia Holland has offered to lead the Sunday Morning Bird Walks. They will start at  8.30am and she will help the guests to identify the birds that are seen or heard.
Dates will be publicised by poster and on the Friends of Greenwich Park website.

There are no charges and booking is not required: just turn up at the Blackheath Gate. If at all possible, please bring along binoculars because this will improve your experience enormously.

This walk will be linked in with the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch.

Bird walk reports are available here


Price: Free


Saturday 23 February 2019 - 1pm to 3pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

The Wildlife Centre is near the south end of the Lake in the Flower Gardens.

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide. If you would be interested in helping to run these drop-ins, please come along to the next session and speak to one of the volunteers. They can give you details and tell you all about it.



Thursday 21 February 2019 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

Located in the north eastern corner of the Park, near the Maze Hill entrance, the Queens Orchard was first open to visitors in 2013.

The aim was to create a garden with educational value, to show people how to grow a wide range of vegetables and also to grow older varieties of fruit trees to reflect the historic nature of the site. There are ornamental and wildlife ponds, a long lavender bed and a mound in the centre with an old mulberry tree.

Beehives have been added at the far end of the Orchard, with plans for beekeeping demonstrations.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots.

If you are interested in volunteering in the Orchard please come along when it is open. You can find dates and times on the website.

Although the Orchard  is  closed to the public between October and Easter, it is possible to look round on Thursdays between 1.30 pm and 4.00 pm when there are volunteers working. Volunteers are working on the following dates in 2019:
January 10th and 24th; February 7th and 21st; March 7th and 21st; April 4th and 18th.

 



Thursday 21 February 2019 - 10 am to 4 pm

Greenwich Park Revealed Open Day

Greenwich Park Revealed Open Day

Greenwich Park Bandstand

Greenwich Park Revealed is a hugely exciting project, supported by the Friends of Greenwich Park, that puts the park at the heart of local communities. This 590-year-old park has an incredible story to tell. Securing the HLF grant will bring the history of this World Heritage Site, with a Grade 1 Listed landscape and rich natural heritage to life, and enable us to conserve it for future generations.
Local residents and visitors to Greenwich Park are invited to attend a number of public consultations to find out more about proposals to protect and enhance the Royal Park for future generations. The meetings will also provide an opportunity for people to share their views on the proposed plans.
Four public consultations will be held near Greenwich Park Bandstand.  These will take place on Thursday 21st and Sunday 24th February, and Thursday 11th and Sunday 14th April, 10am-4pm to seek local residents’ input on various aspects of the project, to help shape the park’s future.

The Park management want to hear your ideas so come to one of the open days.

To read more details about the project and to share your views via an online suggestion box, visit the Greenwich Park Revealed Project page



Thursday 21 February 2019 - 10.00 am

Winter in Greenwich Park

Winter in Greenwich Park

Field Studies Council

Come on an adventure and discover wildlife and nature in Winter! Wrap up warm us and join us as we explore the Park. We will go for a walk, spotting the wildlife around us, and learn about how it survives this time of year. Activities will vary depending on the weather on the day.
All activities are run by FSC staff.
Additional information: All children must be accompanied. Make sure to bring appropriate clothing and footwear in case the ground is muddy and plenty of enthusiasm.
Age Range: Seedlings (18 months-4 years) and Explorers (age 5-11 years)

For further information on the course or to book your place use the Field Studies Council web site. If you are unable to find the information you need, contact the office on 01306 734 501. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.


Price: £6


Sunday 17 February 2019 - 12.30 to 4.30 pm

Visitor Survey

Could you spare an afternoon or two to help us map visitors in the Park?  This is a fun, one-off volunteering opportunity which will help us gather information on which areas are busiest and how people use the Park. Teams of volunteers will count people and dogs for 5 minutes at 3 half hourly intervals, mapping the information between counts. No previous experience required - full training and induction will be given. Volunteers who attend both days, can enter a prize-winning competition. Hot drinks and biscuits are provided.
𝗗𝗮𝘁𝗲 & 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲:  Tuesday February 12th & Sunday February 17th
12.30pm - 4.30pm
Please register here



Tuesday 12 February 2019 - 12.30 to 4.30 pm

Visitor Survey

Could you spare an afternoon or two to help us map visitors in the Park?  This is a fun, one-off volunteering opportunity which will help us gather information on which areas are busiest and how people use the Park. Teams of volunteers will count people and dogs for 5 minutes at 3 half hourly intervals, mapping the information between counts. No previous experience required - full training and induction will be given. Volunteers who attend both days, can enter a prize-winning competition. Hot drinks and biscuits are provided.
𝗗𝗮𝘁𝗲 & 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲:  Tuesday February 12th & Sunday February 17th
12.30pm - 4.30pm
Please register here



Sunday 10 February 2019 - 9.30 am

Greenwich Park Winter 10k

Run a 10K in the famous Royal Park that overlooks the River Thames and is home to one of London's most iconic views.
With it's spectacular tree-lined avenues, gardens and super-smooth pathways, you'll find yourself captivated by the sights around you as you fly downhill and conquer the the climb. Always attracting a range of runners, you'll find yourself among runners of a similar pace to help drive you to a brilliant race result and an unbeatable finish line feeling.
With a unique souvenir medal and a goody bag to help get yourself refuelled and replenished, you won't find a better value race experience in a London Royal Park. Plus, you'll find loads of great places to eat and drink within walking distance of the finish line and get to stand on the the Prime Meridian, the reference point for the rest of the world!
Forget any old boring 10K - get yourself entered into this Greenwich Park 10K for a run to remember.



Thursday 7 February 2019 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

Located in the north eastern corner of the Park, near the Maze Hill entrance, the Queens Orchard was first open to visitors in 2013.

The aim was to create a garden with educational value, to show people how to grow a wide range of vegetables and also to grow older varieties of fruit trees to reflect the historic nature of the site. There are ornamental and wildlife ponds, a long lavender bed and a mound in the centre with an old mulberry tree.

Beehives have been added at the far end of the Orchard, with plans for beekeeping demonstrations.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots.

If you are interested in volunteering in the Orchard please come along when it is open. You can find dates and times on the website.

Although the Orchard  is  closed to the public between October and Easter, it is possible to look round on Thursdays between 1.30 pm and 4.00 pm when there are volunteers working. Volunteers are working on the following dates in 2019:
January 10th and 24th; February 7th and 21st; March 7th and 21st; April 4th and 18th.

 



January

Sunday 27 January 2019 - 8.30 am

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Julia Holland
Blackheath Gate

The Friends are pleased to announce that Julia Holland has offered to lead the Sunday Morning Bird Walks. They will start at  8.30am and she will help the guests to identify the birds that are seen or heard.
Dates will be publicised by poster and on the Friends of Greenwich Park website.

There are no charges and booking is not required: just turn up at the Blackheath Gate. If at all possible, please bring along binoculars because this will improve your experience enormously.

This walk will be linked in with the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch.


Price: Free


Saturday 26 January 2019 - 1pm to 3pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

The Wildlife Centre is near the south end of the Lake in the Flower Gardens.

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide. If you would be interested in helping to run these drop-ins, please come along to the next session and speak to one of the volunteers. They can give you details and tell you all about it.



Thursday 24 January 2019 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

Located in the north eastern corner of the Park, near the Maze Hill entrance, the Queens Orchard was first open to visitors in 2013.

The aim was to create a garden with educational value, to show people how to grow a wide range of vegetables and also to grow older varieties of fruit trees to reflect the historic nature of the site. There are ornamental and wildlife ponds, a long lavender bed and a mound in the centre with an old mulberry tree.

Beehives have been added at the far end of the Orchard, with plans for beekeeping demonstrations.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots.

If you are interested in volunteering in the Orchard please come along when it is open. You can find dates and times on the website.

Although the Orchard  is  closed to the public between October and Easter, it is possible to look round on Thursdays between 1.30 pm and 4.00 pm when there are volunteers working. Volunteers are working on the following dates in 2019:
January 10th and 24th; February 7th and 21st; March 7th and 21st; April 4th and 18th.

 



Wednesday 23 January 2019

The Friends Annual Lecture 2019 - The Painted Hall at Greenwich: Conserving a Masterpiece

The Friends Annual Lecture 2019 - The Painted Hall at Greenwich: Conserving a Masterpiece

In September 2016 the Greenwich Foundation embarked on one of the most complex and challenging painting conservation projects in Europe. The aim was to clean and conserve 40,000 sq ft of Sir James Thornhill’s magnificent decorated interior of the Painted Hall, at the heart of the Old Royal Naval College. The project, due for completion early in 2019, has included an ambitious public access component, with the huge Lower Hall scaffolding open to visitors to allow a close encounter both with Thornhill’s work and with the conservators charged with rejuvenating the damaged surface. In this talk William Palin will discuss this landmark project.

William Palin is Conservation Director at the Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich. He is an architectural writer and historian, working previously as exhibitions curator at Sir John Soane’s Museum and as Director of SAVE Britain’s Heritage. He lives in London and Sheerness, Kent. He is a trustee of the Ancient Monuments Society and chair of the Sheerness Dockyard Preservation Trust.

The lecture is on Wednesday evening 23 January 2019, 7.30pm for 8pm, at the King William Lecture Theatre, University of Greenwich.
Tickets £10 to include a glass of wine.

Annual lecture tickets


Or send a cheque payable to Friends of Greenwich Park, with sae to:
Friends of Greenwich Park, 52 Greenwich Park Street, SE10 9LT. Tel: 020 8853 2150.

 



Thursday 10 January 2019 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

Located in the north eastern corner of the Park, near the Maze Hill entrance, the Queens Orchard was first open to visitors in 2013.

The aim was to create a garden with educational value, to show people how to grow a wide range of vegetables and also to grow older varieties of fruit trees to reflect the historic nature of the site. There are ornamental and wildlife ponds, a long lavender bed and a mound in the centre with an old mulberry tree.

Beehives have been added at the far end of the Orchard, with plans for beekeeping demonstrations.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots.

If you are interested in volunteering in the Orchard please come along when it is open. You can find dates and times on the website.

Although the Orchard  is  closed to the public between October and Easter, it is possible to look round on Thursdays between 1.30 pm and 4.00 pm when there are volunteers working. Volunteers are working on the following dates in 2019:
January 10th and 24th; February 7th and 21st; March 7th and 21st; April 4th and 18th.

 



December

Sunday 30 December 2018 - 8.30 am

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Julia Holland
Blackheath Gate

The Friends are pleased to announce that Julia Holland has offered to lead the Sunday Morning Bird Walks. They will start at  8.30am and she will help the guests to identify the birds that are seen or heard.
Dates will be publicised by poster and on the Friends of Greenwich Park website.

There are no charges and booking is not required: just turn up at the Blackheath Gate. If at all possible, please bring along binoculars because this will improve your experience enormously


Price: Free


Saturday 22 December 2018 - 1pm to 3pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

The Wildlife Centre is near the south end of the Lake in the Flower Gardens.

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide. If you would be interested in helping to run these drop-ins, please come along to the next session and speak to one of the volunteers. They can give you details and tell you all about it.



Saturday 22 December 2018 - 10.00 am

Run Through Greenwich Park

Come and join us for the Greenwich Park 10k this Christmas. At our Christmas 5k and 10k you will get a themed medal & mince pies on the day. This 10k in Greenwich Park is all on concrete paths within the park and is totally traffic free. Each KM is accurately marked out with sign posts and we have plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish. Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!

https://www.runthrough.co.uk/?event=christmas-greenwich-park-5k-10k



Sunday 9 December 2018 - 9.30 am

The Race Organiser - Greenwich Park 10k

The Race Organiser creates outstanding opportunities for people to bring out their best run, swim or cycle performance.
For more information and to register visit: https://theraceorganiser.com/



Saturday 8 December 2018 to Sunday 23 December 2018

Christmas Tree Sales

Christmas Tree Sales

This year Capital Christmas Trees will be providing the trees for sale in The Royal Parks. The Greenwich Park store, with a large range of trees to choose from, will be situated as usual close to the Blackheath Gate daily from 28 November to 22 December from 8am to 5.45pm.

Just present your membership card when making your payment to get discount on your total purchase. 

 



Friday 7 December 2018 - 11am

The History Group Meeting

The History Group Meeting

Wildlife Centre

The group meets quarterly in the Wildlife Centre, Flower Garden, Greenwich Park and the next meeting is on Friday 7th December. You would be very welcome if you wanted to come along and join the group. If you need a parking permit, please call at the Park Office by the Blackheath Gate and give your name to Christine Sheffield and she will give you one.

If you are interested, please contact Brian Starkey on grenparkpast@gmail.com 



November

Sunday 25 November 2018 - 8.30 am

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Julia Holland
Blackheath Gate

The Friends are pleased to announce that Julia Holland has offered to lead the Sunday Morning Bird Walks. They will start at  8.30am and she will help the guests to identify the birds that are seen or heard.
Dates will be publicised by poster and on the Friends of Greenwich Park website.

There are no charges and booking is not required: just turn up at the Blackheath Gate. If at all possible, please bring along binoculars because this will improve your experience enormously


Price: Free


Saturday 24 November 2018 - 1pm to 3pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

The Wildlife Centre is near the south end of the Lake in the Flower Gardens.

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide. If you would be interested in helping to run these drop-ins, please come along to the next session and speak to one of the volunteers. They can give you details and tell you all about it.



Sunday 4 November 2018 - 9.30 am

The Race Organiser - Greenwich Park 10k

The Race Organiser creates outstanding opportunities for people to bring out their best run, swim or cycle performance.
For more information and to register visit: https://theraceorganiser.com/



October

Saturday 27 October 2018 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

The Wildlife Centre is near the south end of the Lake in the Flower Gardens.

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide. If you would be interested in helping to run these drop-ins, please come along to the next session and speak to one of the volunteers. They can give you details and tell you all about it.



Wednesday 24 October 2018 - 10 am

Fungus Foray

Fungus Foray

Annual search for fungi in the Park with Anne Andrews. Meet at the Blackheath Gate.

Even in very dry conditions Anne Andrews finds much of interest to arouse our curiosity. Conditions this year will depend on the level of rainfall. This walk will awaken an interest in the subject and sharpen your observational skills. The Wildlife Centre has many books if you wish to consult.

This event is subject to weather conditions so please confirm that the event will take place by either looking on the website or the Friends notice board in the Park, the day before.



Sunday 21 October 2018 - 10.00 am

Run Through Greenwich Park

You can choose to run a 5k or 10k on the day; passing some of Londons favourite attractions, the Royal Observatory, The National Maritime Museum and the Old Royal Naval College, there is a lot to see including the incredible views across London.

The event includes a medal, fruit and flapjacks. Each KM is accurately marked out with sign posts and we have plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish.
Come and enjoy the day with us, we hope to see you there!
For more information and to register visit the Run Through website.



September

Sunday 30 September 2018 - 8.30 am

Bird Walk

Bird Walk

Julia Holland
Blackheath Gate

The Friends are pleased to announce that Julia Holland has offered to lead the Sunday Morning Bird Walks. They will start at  8.30am and she will help the guests to identify the birds that are seen or heard.
Dates will be publicised by poster and on the Friends of Greenwich Park website.

There are no charges and booking is not required: just turn up at the Blackheath Gate. If at all possible, please bring along binoculars because this will improve your experience enormously


Price: Free


Saturday 29 September 2018 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

The Wildlife Centre is near the south end of the Lake in the Flower Gardens.

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide. If you would be interested in helping to run these drop-ins, please come along to the next session and speak to one of the volunteers. They can give you details and tell you all about it.



Friday 7 September 2018 - 11am

The History Group Meeting CANCELLED

The History Group Meeting CANCELLED

Wildlife Centre

The group meets quarterly in the Wildlife Centre, Flower Garden, Greenwich Park and the next meeting on Friday 7th September has been cancelled. You would be very welcome if you wanted to come along and join the group. If you need a parking permit, please call at the Park Office by the Blackheath Gate and give your name to Christine Sheffield and she will give you one.

If you are interested, please contact Brian Starkey on grenparkpast@gmail.com 



Sunday 2 September 2018 - 11am to 4pm

Queen's Orchard Open Day

This is the day when the Royal Parks and the volunteers pull out all the stops to create a wonderful day for all our visitors and Friends. By now many people will have visited the Orchard and know it as a haven of tranquillity. However, at the Open Day on Sunday 2 September, between 11.00 in the morning and 4.00 in the afternoon there will be more of a party atmosphere but still very much with a wildlife and gardening theme.   

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, (RSPB), which has worked closely with the Royal Parks over the years, will have a stall with activities for children, while Camilla of Capital Bees will join Christine Sheffield, the keeper of the two hives in the Orchard, to raise awareness of bees and show the honey produced there.    

For many years now the Field Studies Council has provided educational services to schools and visitors to the Park. You may have attended some of their courses in the Wildlife Centre. At the Open Day they will be organising the pond dipping for all who wish to participate. For many of the youngsters the star attraction will be the team from Ginger Cat. Their craft activities are brilliant and imaginative and are always a huge hit.   

When not in festive mode, the Orchard is a mini allotment and wildflower garden and so, naturally,the gardening volunteers will be exhibiting the organic fruit and vegetables grown on site, together with the wonderful lavender bags from the 60 feet long lavender beds.   

Do come along. It promises to be a wonderful day out for all the family and is completely free.

 



August

Monday 27 August 2018 - 3 pm to 5pm

Bandstand Concert - Mardi Gras Jazz Band

Bandstand Concert - Mardi Gras Jazz Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

Our last bandstand Concert for 2018


Price: Free


Sunday 26 August 2018 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Greenwich Concert Band - CANCELLED

Bandstand Concert - Greenwich Concert Band - CANCELLED

Greenwich Park Bandstand

CONCERT CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 24 June to 26 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 23 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 27 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.  
Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.
More details of all these concerts will be in our spring newsletter and is available here.


Price: Free


Saturday 25 August 2018 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

The Wildlife Centre is near the south end of the Lake in the Flower Gardens.

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide. If you would be interested in helping to run these drop-ins, please come along to the next session and speak to one of the volunteers. They can give you details and tell you all about it.



Sunday 19 August 2018 - 10.00 am

Run Through Greenwich Park

You can choose to run a 5k or 10k on the day; passing some of Londons favourite attractions, the Royal Observatory, The National Maritime Museum and the Old Royal Naval College, there is a lot to see including the incredible views across London.

The event includes a medal, fruit and flapjacks. Each KM is accurately marked out with sign posts and we have plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish.
Come and enjoy the day with us, we hope to see you there!
For more information and to register visit the Run Through website.



Sunday 19 August 2018 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Galaxy Big Band

Bandstand Concert - Galaxy Big Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 24 June to 26 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 23 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 27 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.  
Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.
More details of all these concerts will be in our spring newsletter and is available here.


Price: Free


Sunday 12 August 2018 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - The South London Jazz Orchestra and Live Band Lindy

Bandstand Concert - The South London Jazz Orchestra and Live Band Lindy

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 24 June to 26 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 23 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 27 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.  
Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.
More details of all these concerts will be in our spring newsletter and is available here.


Price: Free


Sunday 5 August 2018 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Bromley Concert Band

Bandstand Concert - Bromley Concert Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 24 June to 26 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 23 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 27 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.  
Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.
More details of all these concerts will be in our spring newsletter and is available here.


Price: Free


July

Sunday 29 July 2018 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Belvedere Concert Band

Bandstand Concert - Belvedere Concert Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 24 June to 26 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 23 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 27 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.  
Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.
More details of all these concerts will be in our spring newsletter and is available here.


Price: Free


Saturday 28 July 2018 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

The Wildlife Centre is near the south end of the Lake in the Flower Gardens.

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide. If you would be interested in helping to run these drop-ins, please come along to the next session and speak to one of the volunteers. They can give you details and tell you all about it.



Sunday 22 July 2018 - 10.00 am

Walk for Parkinson’s

Come along to our walk in historic Greenwich Park, one of the eight Royal Parks and home to the world famous Meridian Line and Royal Observatory. Choose from 3 different routes: 1, 3 or 5 miles.
Take part in a Walk for Parkinson’s in 2018 and help raise vital funds for people affected by Parkinson’s. Every step will take us closer to a cure.
All our walkers will receive the best support from us, including:

 

  • A Walk for Parkinson's T-shirt
  • Fundraising advice, including a fundraising pack
  • Support with your training
  • A finisher's medal

For more information and to register visit the Walk for Parkinson's website.

 



Sunday 22 July 2018 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Lewisham Concert Band

Bandstand Concert - Lewisham Concert Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 24 June to 26 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 23 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 27 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.  
Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.
More details of all these concerts will be in our spring newsletter and is available here.


Price: Free


Sunday 15 July 2018 - 10.30 am

Mencap Run Greenwich Park 2018

#TeamMencap is taking on a run in the park with incredible views, and you can be part of it!
Choose your distance and pick your pace. With 1km, 5km or 10km options you can either aim for a personal best, or take your time and enjoy the sights and sounds of one of London’s most scenic Royal Parks.
For more information and to register visit the Mencap website.



Sunday 15 July 2018 - 10.00 am

Introduction to Orchards

There are thousands of apple varieties; many considered local to particular areas. How can you design and create a community orchard or one in a garden? Why are rootstocks important, and how can one encourage the trees during the first few years?

Course fee includes FSC fold out chart Guide to Foraging.

Leslie has restored, planted or managed traditional orchards in London; and on a project in Devon. He is particularly interested in fruit varieties, the wildlife of orchards and their community use. He is the Butterfly recorder for the London Natural History Society and is currently working on a project to map the distribution of butterfly species in London.

For further information on the course or to book your place use the Field Studies Council web site. If you are unable to find the information you need, contact the office on 01306 734 501. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.


Price: £30


Sunday 15 July 2018 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Gordon Mark Webber's Meantime

Bandstand Concert - Gordon Mark Webber's Meantime

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 24 June to 26 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 23 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 27 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.  
Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.
More details of all these concerts will be in our spring newsletter and is available here.


Price: Free


Sunday 8 July 2018 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - The Crystal Palace Band

Bandstand Concert - The Crystal Palace Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 24 June to 26 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 23 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 27 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.  
Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.
More details of all these concerts will be in our spring newsletter and is available here.


Price: Free


Sunday 1 July 2018 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Silver Ghosts

Bandstand Concert - Silver Ghosts

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 24 June to 26 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 23 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 27 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.   

Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles. 

More details of all these concerts will be in our spring newsletter and is available here.


Price: Free


June

Saturday 30 June 2018 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

The Wildlife Centre is near the south end of the Lake in the Flower Gardens.

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide. If you would be interested in helping to run these drop-ins, please come along to the next session and speak to one of the volunteers. They can give you details and tell you all about it.



Sunday 24 June 2018 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - The Lambeth Wind Orchestra

Bandstand Concert - The Lambeth Wind Orchestra

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 24 June to 26 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 23 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 27 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.  
Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.
More details of all these concerts will be in our spring newsletter and is available here.


Price: Free


Saturday 23 June 2018 - 10.00 am

Discover Veteran Trees

We will survey their ecology and importance as a habitat and look at the development of the parkland within its landscape. Other activities will include assessment of veteran trees for their wildlife value, mapping the location of our surveyed trees and collating the gathered data. Course fee includes FSC fold out chart: Tree Name Trail.

Sharon Brown is a botanist – geographer currently working as an independent ecologist with habitat assessment and management as a main area of expertise. Over time she has also worked for the Nature Conservancy Council, Scottish Rangering, Wildlife Trusts and latterly as an associate tutor for the FSC. As a naturalist she has a fascination for wild places, as well as the wild in more urban settings and an enthusiasm for passing this to others through practical application.

For further information on the course or to book your place use the Field Studies Council web site. If you are unable to find the information you need, contact the office on 01306 734 501. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.


Price: £30


Saturday 23 June 2018 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Royal Greenwich Big Band and Greenwich Steel Band

Bandstand Concert - Royal Greenwich Big Band and Greenwich Steel Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 24 June to 26 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 23 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 27 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.

Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.
More details of all these concerts will be in our spring newsletter and is available here.
 


Price: Free


Sunday 17 June 2018 - 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Jazz in the Park

Our renowned Midsummer Jazz Concert takes place on Sunday 17 June.

The Phoenix Dixieland Jazz Band will again be bringing their brilliant New Orleans bounce to the charming and enclosed Observatory Garden. They will be supported by the talented local youngsters of the Greenwich Steel Band.     

The Garden will open at noon, with the concert beginning at 12.30pm and ending at 3.30pm. Come and enjoy the party. Our sponsors, Davy’s of Greenwich, will run a bar, and the Park’s Pavilion Cafe will have a stall providing food, ice cream and soft drinks.

Just a reminder that seating is not available in the Garden, so do bring a rug or chair if you don’t want to sit directly on the grass. Please note that dogs (apart from guide dogs) are not permitted in the Garden.  This is an event for the whole family.

Tickets on the gate will be £7, with under-16s free. 



Saturday 16 June 2018 - 9.30 am

Run For Diabetes - 5k, 10k and fun run

Run for Diabetes is a two lap scenic course in the beautiful grounds of Royal Greenwich Park.  The race will be chip timed.

A donation from each entry will go straight to YDC (Young Diabetes Connections) so just by participation alone you will be helping.

For more information, visit the Run for Diabetes website.



Saturday 9 June 2018 - 7.30pm

Introduction to Moths and Moth Trapping

An introduction to moth life-cycles and lifestyles. Around dusk, you will help set up a light-trap and watch it in action, before returning the following morning to examine the catch. Advice will be given on the identification of the moths caught the previous night.

Based in Greenwich Park and fee includes FSC foldout chart Day-flying Moths of Britain.

Tim Harris has been a keen naturalist since childhood and has written many books and articles about birds, invertebrates and bats for publishers including National Geographic, Bloomsbury, the RSPB and BBC Wildlife. Tim has a particular interests in Britain's moths and butterflies and runs several moth traps near his London home.

For further information on the course or to book your place use the Field Studies Council web site. If you are unable to find the information you need, contact the office on 01306 734 501. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.


Price: £30


Sunday 3 June 2018 - 8.15 am

London to Brighton Classic Car Run

The London to Brighton classic and kit & sports car run returns to Greenwich Park for the 2018 start location.
Over 400 vehicles will be starting from the park from 8.15am – 11.15am as they make their way on their annual visit to Brighton.
The London to Brighton Classic Car Run celebrates its 30th anniversary with vehicles from the pre-war era sharing the trip with classics from the 1950‘s to the 90’s. The kit & sports vehicles follow their own route to Brighton and this run is for modern day sports cars, replica cars and kit cars.
Cost to join the run is £97 and details can be found on the organisers website



Friday 1 June 2018 - 11am

The History Group Meeting

The History Group Meeting

Wildlife Centre

The group meets quarterly in the Wildlife Centre, Flower Garden, Greenwich Park and the next meeting is on Friday 1st June. You would be very welcome if you wanted to come along and join the group. If you need a parking permit, please call at the Park Office by the Blackheath Gate and give your name to Christine Sheffield and she will give you one.

If you are interested, please contact Brian Starkey on grenparkpast@gmail.com 



May

Saturday 26 May 2018 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

The Wildlife Centre is near the south end of the Lake in the Flower Gardens.

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide. If you would be interested in helping to run these drop-ins, please come along to the next session and speak to one of the volunteers. They can give you details and tell you all about it.



Saturday 26 May 2018 - 9.00 am

Guided Bird Walk

Joseph Beale will be leading a bird walk for the Friends and the London Natural History Society. There is no need to book, just turn up at the official meeting point near the Blackheath Gate. The walk is free and having binoculars will greatly add to the pleasure. 

 

 

Mistle Thrush



Sunday 13 May 2018 - 9.30 am

The Race Organiser - Greenwich Park 10k

The Race Organiser creates outstanding opportunities for people to bring out their best run, swim or cycle performance.
For more information and to register visit: https://theraceorganiser.com/



Saturday 12 May 2018 - 2pm to 4pm

Great British Tennis Weekend

Greenwich Park Tennis Courts

Fun day of tennis to be enjoyed by the whole family. We are running adult and junior sessions. Simply sign up for your preferred session or alternatively turn up on the day, however this is dependent on availability. All equipment and balls are provided. Giveaways to be given to all children that participate.
At our event, please look out for the programme offer that will be available on the day.



April

Sunday 29 April 2018 - 9 am

Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice Mini Marathon for kids

Our Mini Marathon is a 2.62 mile sponsored run around Royal Greenwich Park. With a big emphasis on FUN, there is no pressure for children to run the whole way – they can dress up in their favourite fancy dress to run, walk, jog and, most important of all, enjoy the brilliant experience of taking part in the Hospice Mini Marathon!

Further information here

 



Saturday 28 April 2018 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

The Wildlife Centre is near the south end of the Lake in the Flower Gardens.

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide. If you would be interested in helping to run these drop-ins, please come along to the next session and speak to one of the volunteers. They can give you details and tell you all about it.



Monday 23 April 2018 - 7.30 for 8pm

Friends Annual General Meeting

Howe Lecture Theatre, Queen Anne Building, University of Greenwich

The AGM will commence at 8pm, and finish around 9.30pm.

Wine and soft drinks will be served from 7.30pm.

(Members only)

Officers and committee members proposed and seconded for the coming year are:

Chairman: Liz Coyle

Vice-Chairman: Richard Jones

Committee Members: 

Lesley Jones stands for election. Jonathan Chandler stands for re-election. Tony Butler, Tina Challacombe, Clive Corlett, Sophie Spencer, Brian Starkey and Sue Yates continue to serve. The committee confirms the appointments of Christine Bevan as Secretary, Julie Punter as Treasurer and Fran Tyler as Membership Secretary.

After the AGM, Graham Dear, Park Manager, will outline some of the work undertaken in Greenwich Park and take questions on the Heritage Lottery Fund bid.

 



Sunday 22 April 2018

London Marathon

Greenwich Park (Blackheath Avenue)

The London Marathon is the largest annual fundraising event on the planet – runners have raised over £500 million for good causes since the race began in 1981. Further information:  https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/en-gb/

 



March

Saturday 31 March 2018 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

The Wildlife Centre is near the south end of the Lake in the Flower Gardens.

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide. If you would be interested in helping to run these drop-ins, please come along to the next session and speak to one of the volunteers. They can give you details and tell you all about it.



Sunday 25 March 2018 - 8.30 am

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Julia Holland
Blackheath Gate

The Friends are pleased to announce that Julia Holland has offered to lead the Sunday Morning Bird Walks. They will start at  8.30am and she will help the guests to identify the birds that are seen or heard.
Dates will be publicised by poster and on the Friends of Greenwich Park website.

There are no charges and booking is not required: just turn up at the Blackheath Gate. If at all possible, please bring along binoculars because this will improve your experience enormously


Price: Free


Saturday 24 March 2018 - 9.30 am

The Tough 5k 10k and 15k Runs

Join us at the 5k, 10k, or 15k Tough Runs 2018 and have a morning out with family, friends, or colleagues and be part of this great event. Take on the ups and downs of Greenwich Park and enjoy this early season tough run. Running around the stunning park, you will join hundreds of runners to challenge yourself and take in the beautiful sites overlooking London.
Every entrant receives full race chip timing, one of the coolest medals you will receive, drinks and refreshments on the day and discount offers from us at the Fix as well as from our partners!
For more information and to register visit The Fix Events website.



Wednesday 7 March 2018 - 7.30pm for 8pm

The Friends Annual Lecture 2017: Our World Heritage: A UK and International Perspective

The Friends Annual Lecture 2017: Our World Heritage: A UK and International Perspective

Howe Lecture Theatre, Queen Anne Building, The Royal Naval College, Greenwich

Peter Marsden, Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site Co-ordinator, will speak about World Heritage from a broad international and national perspective, what it means and why it is important for all of us, how World Heritage is managed and some of the key challenges for the future. He will also showcase Maritime Greenwich, one of the UK’s foremost World Heritage Sites.    Peter is a former Head of World Heritage at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, advising Ministers on UK policy and working closely with UNESCO. Whilst at the DCMS, Peter also worked on Free Access to the National Museums and Galleries, Historic Ships Policy for the UK and liaison with the Royal Household on ceremonial issues, Historic Royal Palaces and The Royal Parks. During a lengthy Civil Service career, Peter held posts at the Tate, the Imperial War Museum, Treasury and Customs and Excise. He is currently a Trustee of ICOMOS-UK, an independent charity with a mission to promote and support best practice in the conservation, care and understanding of cultural heritage in the UK and worldwide. Peter is also Trustee of a local community care scheme, FiSH (Friendship, Independence, Support and Help) based in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

The talk is on Wednesday 7 March 2018, 7.30pm for 8pm, at the Queen Anne Building, Howe Lecture Theatre, University of Greenwich. 

Tickets £10 to include a glass of wine.



Or send a cheque payable to Friends of Greenwich Park, with sae to:

Friends of Greenwich Park, 52 Greenwich Park Street, SE10 9LT. Tel: 020 8853 2150.

 
 

 



Friday 2 March 2018 - 11am

The History Group Meeting CANCELLED

The History Group Meeting CANCELLED

Wildlife Centre

The group meets quarterly in the Wildlife Centre, Flower Garden, Greenwich Park and the next meeting on Friday 2nd March has been cancelled due to forecast bad weather.

You would be very welcome if you wanted to come along and join the group. If you need a parking permit, please call at the Park Office by the Blackheath Gate and give your name to Christine Sheffield and she will give you one.

If you are interested, please contact Brian Starkey on grenparkpast@gmail.com 



February

Sunday 25 February 2018 - 8.30 am

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Julia Holland
Blackheath Gate

The Friends are pleased to announce that Julia Holland has offered to lead the Sunday Morning Bird Walks. They will start at  8.30am and she will help the guests to identify the birds that are seen or heard.
Dates will be publicised by poster and on the Friends of Greenwich Park website.

There are no charges and booking is not required: just turn up at the Blackheath Gate. If at all possible, please bring along binoculars because this will improve your experience enormously


Price: Free


Saturday 24 February 2018 - 1pm to 3pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

The Wildlife Centre is near the south end of the Lake in the Flower Gardens.

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide. If you would be interested in helping to run these drop-ins, please come along to the next session and speak to one of the volunteers. They can give you details and tell you all about it.



Friday 23 February 2018 - 9.30 am

Nature Trail Dig-In

Nature Trail Dig-In

Wildlife Centre

There will be a dig-in this coming Friday. The weather forecast does not look too bad and we will be tackling the area outside the hide which we planted up about a year ago and now needs some tidying up.

Kicking off at 9.30 and leave when ever you need to. Collect parking permits from the office if needed. I will bring milk and biscuits.
If you have not been involved before, do come along. Equipment is provided as well as refreshments. We normally work until about 12.30pm, but you can arrive later or peel off early if need be. We meet up at the Wildlife Centre. If you would be interested in this activity please come along during a session and introduce yourself. You would be most welcome. See times and dates on this website.



Sunday 4 February 2018 - 9.30 am

The Greenwich Park 10k Winter Race Series

A mixed ability three race 10km Series around the beautiful surroundings of Greenwich Park.

https://www.theraceorganiser.com/race-series/37



January

Sunday 28 January 2018 - 8.30 am

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Julia Holland
Blackheath Gate

The Friends are pleased to announce that Julia Holland has offered to lead the Sunday Morning Bird Walks. They will start at  8.30am and she will help the guests to identify the birds that are seen or heard.
Dates will be publicised by poster and on the Friends of Greenwich Park website.

There are no charges and booking is not required: just turn up at the Blackheath Gate. If at all possible, please bring along binoculars because this will improve your experience enormously


Price: Free


Saturday 27 January 2018 - 1pm to 3pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

The Wildlife Centre is near the south end of the Lake in the Flower Gardens.

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide. If you would be interested in helping to run these drop-ins, please come along to the next session and speak to one of the volunteers. They can give you details and tell you all about it.



Tuesday 9 January 2018 - 3pm

Painted Hall Ceiling Tour

Friends will know that the ceiling of the Painted Hall of the Old Royal Naval College, the Baroque masterpiece executed by Sir James Thornhill between 1707 and 1726, is currently undergoing a complete restoration thanks to a substantial Heritage Lottery Fund award and fundraising efforts. Tours on an observation platform 60 feet above ground to see the ongoing work up close have been taking place earlier this year. After a short closure, the next phase of this conservation work has recently resumed. We have been offered a special tour for the Friends which will be presented by lead conservator, Sophie Stewart, who will take us through the work and the discoveries made as this has progressed. This event, lasting about 50 minutes, will take place on Tuesday 9 January 2018 at 3pm. The tour costs £12. Places are limited so please book early. Tickets available from Liz Coyle, 020 8852 8831.

 



Sunday 7 January 2018 - 9.30 am

The Greenwich Park 10k Winter Race Series

A mixed ability three race 10km Series around the beautiful surroundings of Greenwich Park.

https://www.theraceorganiser.com/race-series/37



December

Friday 22 December 2017 - 9.30 am

Nature Trail Dig-In

Nature Trail Dig-In

Wildlife Centre

Over the last couple of years a group of volunteers has helped with removing unwanted invasive species in the Nature Trail and planting appropriate native specimens. This is a continuing project. They also helped planting the replacement hedge after the Leylandii along the fence in the Flower Garden had been removed.  The last Friday of the month at 9.30am has been chosen to get on with this work. If you have not been involved before, do come along. Equipment is provided as well as refreshments. We normally work until about 12.30pm, but you can arrive later or peel off early if need be. We meet up at the Wildlife Centre. If you would be interested in this activity please come along during a session and introduce yourself. You would be most welcome. See times and dates on this website.



Sunday 17 December 2017 - 10.00 am

Run Through Greenwich Park

Come and join us for the Greenwich Park 10k this Christmas. At our Christmas 5k and 10k you will get a themed medal & mince pies on the day. This 10k in Greenwich Park is all on concrete paths within the park and is totally traffic free. Each KM is accurately marked out with sign posts and we have plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish. Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!

http://www.runthrough.co.uk/?event=christmas-greenwich-park-5k-10k-december-2017&event_date=2017-12-17



Wednesday 13 December 2017 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

Located in the north eastern corner of the Park, near the Maze Hill entrance, the Queens Orchard was first open to visitors in 2013.

The aim was to create a garden with educational value, to show people how to grow a wide range of vegetables and also to grow older varieties of fruit trees to reflect the historic nature of the site. There are ornamental and wildlife ponds, a long lavender bed and a mound in the centre with an old mulberry tree.

Beehives have been added at the far end of the Orchard, with plans for beekeeping demonstrations.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots.

If you are interested in volunteering in the Orchard please come along when it is open. You can find dates and times on the website.



Sunday 3 December 2017 - 9.30 am

The Greenwich Park 10k Winter Race Series

A mixed ability three race 10km Series around the beautiful surroundings of Greenwich Park.

https://www.theraceorganiser.com/race-series/37



Friday 1 December 2017 - 11am

The History Group Meeting

The History Group Meeting

Wildlife Centre

The group will meet quarterly in the Wildlife Centre, Flower Garden, Greenwich Park and the next meeting is on Friday 1st December. You would be very welcome if you wanted to come along and join the group. If you need a parking permit, please call at the Park Office by the Blackheath Gate and give your name to Christine Sheffield and she will give you one.

If you are interested, please contact Brian Starkey on grenparkpast@gmail.com