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

May

Wednesday 24 May 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.

Dorothy Love, the guardian of the Orchard will be in there regularly until October so you can visit every Wednesday or Saturday or Sunday as follows:
Saturday and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. (Closed for lunch between 12.30pm and 1.30 pm.)
Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm.

 

 



Monday 22 May 2017 - 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: 

Sophie Spencer and Brian Starkey stand for election. Tony Butler, Tina Challacombe and Sue Yates stand for re-election. Jonathan Chandler and Clive Corlett 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 21 May 2017 - 8.30 am

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

David Morris
Blackheath Gate

The Friends are pleased to announce that David Morris has offered to lead the Sunday Morning Bird Walks. They will start at  8.30am and he 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


Sunday 14 May 2017 - 10 am to 4 pm

Greenwich Park Revealed Open Day

Great Cross Avenue (near the Pavilion Tea House)

Managers at Greenwich Park want to bring its incredible 590-year history to life and improve its iconic features for its visitors, including its stunning London skyline view. Proposals are now being drawn up for the Greenwich Park Revealed project, which is hoped will attract millions of pounds of Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund investment – in the same way The Royal Parks’ Brompton Cemetery Conservation Project secured £4.5million. Greenwich Park is the most historic of the Royal Parks, and was enclosed in 1433, but it dates back to the Roman times. As well as a Grade 1 listed landscape, it is, more importantly, recognised as one of the planet’s most important areas set within a World Heritage Site.

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 11 May 2017 - 3 pm to 7 pm

Greenwich Park Revealed Open Day

St Mary's Gate

Managers at Greenwich Park want to bring its incredible 590-year history to life and improve its iconic features for its visitors, including its stunning London skyline view. Proposals are now being drawn up for the Greenwich Park Revealed project, which is hoped will attract millions of pounds of Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund investment – in the same way The Royal Parks’ Brompton Cemetery Conservation Project secured £4.5million. Greenwich Park is the most historic of the Royal Parks, and was enclosed in 1433, but it dates back to the Roman times. As well as a Grade 1 listed landscape, it is, more importantly, recognised as one of the planet’s most important areas set within a World Heritage Site.

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



Wednesday 10 May 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.

Dorothy Love, the guardian of the Orchard will be in there regularly until October so you can visit every Wednesday or Saturday or Sunday as follows:
Saturday and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. (Closed for lunch between 12.30pm and 1.30 pm.)
Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm.

 

 



Wednesday 3 May 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.

Dorothy Love, the guardian of the Orchard will be in there regularly until October so you can visit every Wednesday or Saturday or Sunday as follows:
Saturday and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. (Closed for lunch between 12.30pm and 1.30 pm.)
Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm.

 



April

Sunday 30 April 2017 - 8.30 am

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

David Morris
Blackheath Gate

The Friends are pleased to announce that David Morris has offered to lead the Sunday Morning Bird Walks. They will start at  8.30am and he 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 April 2017 - 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 28 April 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 23 April 2017

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/

 



Wednesday 19 April 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.

Dorothy Love, the guardian of the Orchard will be in there regularly until October so you can visit every Wednesday or Saturday or Sunday as follows:
Saturday and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. (Closed for lunch between 12.30pm and 1.30 pm.)
Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm.

 

 



Wednesday 5 April 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.

Dorothy Love, the guardian of the Orchard will be in there regularly until October so you can visit every Wednesday or Saturday or Sunday as follows:
Saturday and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. (Closed for lunch between 12.30pm and 1.30 pm.)
Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm.

 

 



March

Monday 27 March 2017 - 8.30 am

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

David Morris
Blackheath Gate

The Friends are pleased to announce that David Morris has offered to lead the Sunday Morning Bird Walks. They will start at  8.30am and he 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


Sunday 26 March 2017 - 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 25 March 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. 



Thursday 23 March 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.

Dorothy Love, the guardian of the Orchard will be in there regularly until October so you can visit every Wednesday or Saturday or Sunday as follows:
Saturday and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. (Closed for lunch between 12.30pm and 1.30 pm.)
Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm.

 

 



Monday 13 March 2017 - 8.30 am

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

David Morris
Blackheath Gate

The Friends are pleased to announce that David Morris has offered to lead the Sunday Morning Bird Walks. They will start at  8.30am and he will help the guests to identify the birds that are seen or heard.
The first three walks are planned for 8th January, 5th February and 12th March.
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


Monday 13 March 2017 - 10 am to 4 pm

Greenwich Park Revealed Open Day

Great Cross Avenue (near the Pavilion Tea House)

Managers at Greenwich Park want to bring its incredible 590-year history to life and improve its iconic features for its visitors, including its stunning London skyline view. Proposals are now being drawn up for the Greenwich Park Revealed project, which is hoped will attract millions of pounds of Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund investment – in the same way The Royal Parks’ Brompton Cemetery Conservation Project secured £4.5million. Greenwich Park is the most historic of the Royal Parks, and was enclosed in 1433, but it dates back to the Roman times. As well as a Grade 1 listed landscape, it is, more importantly, recognised as one of the planet’s most important areas set within a World Heritage Site.

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 10 March 2017 - 10 am to 4 pm

Greenwich Park Revealed Open Day

Vanbrugh Park Gate

Managers at Greenwich Park want to bring its incredible 590-year history to life and improve its iconic features for its visitors, including its stunning London skyline view. Proposals are now being drawn up for the Greenwich Park Revealed project, which is hoped will attract millions of pounds of Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund investment – in the same way The Royal Parks’ Brompton Cemetery Conservation Project secured £4.5million. Greenwich Park is the most historic of the Royal Parks, and was enclosed in 1433, but it dates back to the Roman times. As well as a Grade 1 listed landscape, it is, more importantly, recognised as one of the planet’s most important areas set within a World Heritage Site.

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 9 March 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.

 

 



Saturday 4 March 2017 - 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 3rd March.

Current projects are:

Dig at the Keeper’s Cottage.

WW1 project, including any comments on allotments in the park.

Greenwich Park Revealed.

Queen’s Orchard, particularly as affected by the 1874 study of the transit of Venus.

Age Exchange recollections.

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 26 February 2017 - 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 25 February 2017 - 9.30 am

Nature Trail Dig-In CANCELLED

Nature Trail Dig-In CANCELLED

Wildlife Centre

There is not enough to do in the Nature trail at the moment to justify a meeting. In addition, the current level of wind makes it inadvisable. Before next month the trail will be inspected and we will decide whether we need  anything doing in March.



Thursday 23 February 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.

 

 



Monday 13 February 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.

http://www.theraceorganiser.com/greenwich-park-winter-10km-series.html



Friday 10 February 2017 - 7.30pm for 8pm

The Friends Annual Lecture 2016: The Royal Parks: Looking Ahead

The Friends Annual Lecture 2016: The Royal Parks: Looking Ahead

King William Building, The Royal Naval College, Greenwich

Readers will now be well aware of the change in the Royal Parks’ structure and management which takes place next year, with Loyd Grossman as its new board chairman.    

His lifelong interest in history, the arts and heritage has involved him in many organisations. He has served on the boards of English Heritage and the Museums and Galleries Commission and is also the chairman of the Heritage Alliance. These, and his other commitments to public life, have been recognised with Honorary Doctorates from three universities and in 2015 he was appointed CBE for his services to Heritage. Loyd is, of course, very well known as a journalist and TV presenter.   

His talk will introduce us to the new Royal Parks organisation, with his vision for the future.

The talk is on Thursday 9 February 2017, 7.30pm for 8pm, at the King William Building, University of Greenwich. 

Tickets £10 to include a glass of wine from:

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

Cheques payable to Friends of Greenwich park, with sae, or pay using PayPal.

Annual lecture tickets

 



Thursday 9 February 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.

 

 



Monday 6 February 2017 - 8.30 am

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

David Morris
Blackheath Gate

The Friends are pleased to announce that David Morris has offered to lead the Sunday Morning Bird Walks. They will start at  8.30am and he will help the guests to identify the birds that are seen or heard.
The first three walks are planned for 8th January, 5th February and 12th March.
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


January

Sunday 29 January 2017 - 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.

In January, we will be featuring the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch and handing out the leaflets. We will also be displaying bird feeders and the seasonal display boards feature Winter.



Saturday 28 January 2017 - 9.30 am

Nature Trail Dig-In CANCELLED

Nature Trail Dig-In CANCELLED

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.



Thursday 26 January 2017 - 10 am to 4 pm

Greenwich Park Revealed Open Day

Park Row Gate (near playground entrance)

Managers at Greenwich Park want to bring its incredible 590-year history to life and improve its iconic features for its visitors, including its stunning London skyline view. Proposals are now being drawn up for the Greenwich Park Revealed project, which is hoped will attract millions of pounds of Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund investment – in the same way The Royal Parks’ Brompton Cemetery Conservation Project secured £4.5million. Greenwich Park is the most historic of the Royal Parks, and was enclosed in 1433, but it dates back to the Roman times. As well as a Grade 1 listed landscape, it is, more importantly, recognised as one of the planet’s most important areas set within a World Heritage Site.

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 26 January 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.

 

 



Monday 23 January 2017 - 10 am to 4 pm

Greenwich Park Revealed Open Day

The Bandstand (on Great Cross Avenue)

Managers at Greenwich Park want to bring its incredible 590-year history to life and improve its iconic features for its visitors, including its stunning London skyline view. Proposals are now being drawn up for the Greenwich Park Revealed project, which is hoped will attract millions of pounds of Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund investment – in the same way The Royal Parks’ Brompton Cemetery Conservation Project secured £4.5million. Greenwich Park is the most historic of the Royal Parks, and was enclosed in 1433, but it dates back to the Roman times. As well as a Grade 1 listed landscape, it is, more importantly, recognised as one of the planet’s most important areas set within a World Heritage Site.

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



Monday 9 January 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.

http://www.theraceorganiser.com/greenwich-park-winter-10km-series.html



Monday 9 January 2017 - 9.00 am

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

David Morris
Blackheath Gate

The Friends are pleased to announce that David Morris has offered to lead the Sunday Morning Bird Walks. They will start at  9.00am and he will help the guests to identify the birds that are seen or heard.
The first three walks are planned for 8th January, 5th February and 12th March.
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


December

Monday 19 December 2016 - 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 18 December 2016 - 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.



Tuesday 13 December 2016 to Monday 19 December 2016

Christmas Tree Sales

Christmas Tree Sales

‘Pines and Needles’ will again be selling a range of Christmas trees, decorations and festive greenery in Greenwich Park, starting during the weekends of 12/13 and 19/20 November and then on a daily basis from 25 November to 18 December. They will be operating beside the entrance to the Flower Garden near the Blackheath Gate from 8.00am to 5.45pm.

‘Pines and Needles’ have generously offered Friends members a discount. You will need to show your membership card when you make your purchase.

For further information about the full range of products they sell, please go to their website: www.pinesandneedles.com



Sunday 11 December 2016 - 9.30 am

The Greenwich Park 10k Winter Race Series

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

http://www.theraceorganiser.com/greenwich-park-winter-10km-series.html



Saturday 10 December 2016 - 9.30 am

The Big Hedge Planting

The Big Hedge Planting

Entrance to the Works' Yard

Four years ago a group of volunteers planted a hedge between the Blackheath Lodge and the Wildlife Centre and later along the length of the Centre itself. This replaced a long line of Lleylandii, which were dark and dull, in order to provide more native species, to provide food for insects and bugs and thus indirectly for birds. We plan another hedge planting session this autumn, this time to make an attractive but also useful camouflage for the work’s yard. You may have noticed that from the deer viewing point nearest to the Vanbrugh Gate you currently get rather too clear a view of the yard and all the vehicles and buildings within it. The new hedge will span that side of the Wilderness and in time will shield the view. Running a length equivalent to that from the War memorial at the corner of the Park to the Vanbrugh gate, it will be quite a task, but many hands etc. As before, it will be a good mixed hedge of hawthorn, blackthorn, dog rose and other native species and will be planted in the space between the double fences edging the deer enclosure. You will not be mingling with the deer!   

The date has been pushed back so we can be sure that the ‘whips’, as these young plants are called, have arrived. Whips are cheap but root very well and will outgrow larger plants within a few years. They are easy to plant and don’t need staking. The suppliers lift them at different times dependent on the weather and they can’t be precise about the delivery times, so we have erred on the side of caution.

The new date is Friday 9 December at 9.30am. Meet at the entrance to the works’ yard inside the Park, close to the Vanbrugh Gate. All equipment will be provided. If you come along you will always feel this is your hedge. We hope to see you then.

 

 



Thursday 8 December 2016 - 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.

Soon four beehives will be 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 whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Thursday 8 December 2016 - 2pm

A Quieter Visit to the Queen's Orchard

A Quieter Visit to the Queen's Orchard

If you missed the Harvest Festival or would just like to look round in a more peaceful environment, please come along at 2pm on Wednesday 7 December. The volunteers have offered to show visitors round the plot and afterwards there will be a small tea. Facilities are limited. It is not quite the Ritz but very jolly.   

Numbers are limited to 20 but it is interesting to see the area as it dies back for winter. We hope to have a similar opportunity next year when the Orchard is in full production, but all seasons have their charms.    

Contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com Phone 020 8692 1760. First come, first served, Free.



Tuesday 6 December 2016 - 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 Monday 5th 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

Monday 28 November 2016 - 10am

The 10k MoRun

Greenwich Park

MoRunning is back in Greenwich Park this November as the final event of the MoRunning campaign. And with that comes fun, goodies, and possibly the best ever MoRun so make sure you join us. Tell all your friends, family and work colleagues and come and join us in the lovely Greenwich Park. MoRunning supports Movember and their fundraising for Men’s Health, in particular Prostate Cancer UK.
Prostate Cancer UK is the UK’s leading charity working with people affected by prostate cancer.  We fund research, provide support and information, and campaign to improve the lives of men with prostate cancer.  Our aim is to raise awareness of prostate cancer so that everyone can talk more openly about it and people will recognise the significance of this disease.

https://www.mo-running.com/greenwich-london



Sunday 27 November 2016 - 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.



Saturday 26 November 2016 - 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 have not done this before and want to know more, please contact Sue Yates on 020 8692 1760.  



Wednesday 23 November 2016 - 7 pm to 9 pm

Greenwich Park Revealed Public Meeting

The West Greenwich Library

Managers at Greenwich Park want to bring its incredible 590-year history to life and improve its iconic features for its visitors, including its stunning London skyline view. Proposals are now being drawn up for the Greenwich Park Revealed project, which is hoped will attract millions of pounds of Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund investment – in the same way The Royal Parks’ Brompton Cemetery Conservation Project secured £4.5million. Greenwich Park is the most historic of the Royal Parks, and was enclosed in 1433, but it dates back to the Roman times. As well as a Grade 1 listed landscape, it is, more importantly, recognised as one of the planet’s most important areas set within a World Heritage Site.

The public will have a chance to find out more about the plan and speak to those leading the project at this public meeting at West Greenwich Library on November 22 between 7pm and 9pm.

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 20 November 2016 - 9 am to 12 pm

Greenwich Park Spring bedding surplus plant sale

Greenwich Park Spring bedding surplus plant sale

Greenwich Park Nursery Yard

Primula, Wallflowers, daffodils and tulip bulbs for sale.

Access via Maze Hill sliding gate  



Thursday 17 November 2016 - 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.

Soon four beehives will be 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 whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Thursday 3 November 2016 - 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.

Soon four beehives will be 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 whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



October

Saturday 29 October 2016 - 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.



Friday 28 October 2016 - 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 have not done this before and want to know more, please contact Sue Yates on 020 8692 1760.  



Wednesday 26 October 2016 - 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

Autumn Colours

Autumn is a wonderful time in the Park, with fantastic displays of colour. Join us as we investigate plants and animals at this exciting time of the year. Discover more about trees and seeds and the animals that depend on them over the winter.
For further information on the course or to book your place email enquiries.ldn@field-studies-council.org. Places are limited, book early to avoid disapointment.
This event is run by Field Studies Council (FSC) London, delivering Education in The Royal Parks in partnership with The Royal Parks


Price: £15 per family (2 adults, with up to 3 children)


Wednesday 19 October 2016 - 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.

Soon four beehives will be 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 whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Saturday 15 October 2016 - 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



Wednesday 5 October 2016 - 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.

Soon four beehives will be 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 whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Sunday 2 October 2016 - 11am to 4pm

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

On Sunday 2 October between 11am and 4pm, the Queen’s Orchard, in the north east corner of the Park, close to the Children’s Playground, will be having a Harvest Festival and displaying the vegetables that have been grown there. You can look round at the other areas, including the heritage fruit trees planted in the wildflower meadow.   

Visitors can enjoy talks from experts on bees – and get stuck in with some candle making and honey tasting. Children can participate in pond dipping led by experts from the Field Studies Council and get creative at the orchard themed arts and crafts stall.
Experts from The Royal Parks Guild – The Royal Parks alumni society – will be on hand to answer any questions about food growing.

 



Saturday 1 October 2016 - 9.15pm - 4.45pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public

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.

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

Dorothy Love will be opening the Orchard to the public on Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots can just come along at 1.30pm on the Wednesdays listed on the website.

 



September

Wednesday 28 September 2016 - 11.15pm - 4.45pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public

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.

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

Dorothy Love will be opening the Orchard to the public on Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots can just come along at 1.30pm on the Wednesdays listed on the website.

 



Sunday 25 September 2016 - 9.15pm - 4.45pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public

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.

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

Dorothy Love will be opening the Orchard to the public on Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots can just come along at 1.30pm on the Wednesdays listed on the website.

 



Saturday 24 September 2016 - 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.



Saturday 24 September 2016 - 9.15pm - 4.45pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public

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.

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

Dorothy Love will be opening the Orchard to the public on Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots can just come along at 1.30pm on the Wednesdays listed on the website.

 



Friday 23 September 2016 - 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 have not done this before and want to know more, please contact Sue Yates on 020 8692 1760.  



Wednesday 21 September 2016 - 11.15pm - 4.45pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public

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.

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

Dorothy Love will be opening the Orchard to the public on Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots can just come along at 1.30pm on the Wednesdays listed on the website.

 



Sunday 18 September 2016 - 9.15pm - 4.45pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public

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.

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

Dorothy Love will be opening the Orchard to the public on Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots can just come along at 1.30pm on the Wednesdays listed on the website.

 



Saturday 17 September 2016 - 9.15pm - 4.45pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public

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.

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

Dorothy Love will be opening the Orchard to the public on Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots can just come along at 1.30pm on the Wednesdays listed on the website.

 



Wednesday 14 September 2016 - 11.15pm - 4.45pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public

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.

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

Dorothy Love will be opening the Orchard to the public on Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots can just come along at 1.30pm on the Wednesdays listed on the website.

 



Sunday 11 September 2016 - 9.15pm - 4.45pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public

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.

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

Dorothy Love will be opening the Orchard to the public on Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots can just come along at 1.30pm on the Wednesdays listed on the website.

 



Saturday 10 September 2016 - 9.15pm - 4.45pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public

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.

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

Dorothy Love will be opening the Orchard to the public on Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots can just come along at 1.30pm on the Wednesdays listed on the website.

 



Wednesday 7 September 2016 - 11.15pm - 4.45pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public

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.

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

Dorothy Love will be opening the Orchard to the public on Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots can just come along at 1.30pm on the Wednesdays listed on the website.

 



Sunday 4 September 2016 - 9.15pm - 4.45pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

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.

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

Dorothy Love will be opening the Orchard to the public on Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots can just come along at 1.30pm on the Wednesdays listed on the website.

 



Saturday 3 September 2016 - 9.15pm - 4.45pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

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.

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

Dorothy Love will be opening the Orchard to the public on Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots can just come along at 1.30pm on the Wednesdays listed on the website.

 



August

Wednesday 31 August 2016 - 11.15pm - 4.45pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

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.

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

Dorothy Love will be opening the Orchard to the public on Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots can just come along at 1.30pm on the Wednesdays listed on the website.

 



Sunday 28 August 2016 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Greenwich Concert Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

The Friends of Greenwich Park are organising and paying for a full programme of Sunday afternoon concerts at the Greenwich Park bandstand throughout July and August.


Price: Free


Sunday 28 August 2016 - 9.15pm - 4.45pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

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.

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

Dorothy Love will be opening the Orchard to the public on Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots can just come along at 1.30pm on the Wednesdays listed on the website.

 



Saturday 27 August 2016 - 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.



Saturday 27 August 2016 - 9.15pm - 4.45pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

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.

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

Dorothy Love will be opening the Orchard to the public on Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots can just come along at 1.30pm on the Wednesdays listed on the website.

 



Wednesday 24 August 2016 - 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

Terrific Trees

Trees are vital for our survival. Come and discover why they are so important, meet some of our trees up close and explore what might live on and around them.
For further information on the course or to book your place email enquiries.ldn@field-studies-council.org. Places are limited, book early to avoid disapointment.
This event is run by Field Studies Council (FSC) London, delivering Education in The Royal Parks in partnership with The Royal Parks


Price: £15 per family (2 adults, with up to 3 children)


Wednesday 24 August 2016 - 11.15pm - 4.45pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

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.

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

Dorothy Love will be opening the Orchard to the public on Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots can just come along at 1.30pm on the Wednesdays listed on the website.

 



Sunday 21 August 2016 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Hooray Tabasco

Bandstand Concert - Hooray Tabasco

Greenwich Park Bandstand

The Friends of Greenwich Park are organising and paying for a full programme of Sunday afternoon concerts at the Greenwich Park bandstand throughout July and August.

Further information on the band http://www.lewishamconcertband.co.uk

 


Price: Free


Sunday 21 August 2016 - 9.15pm - 4.45pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

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.

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

Dorothy Love will be opening the Orchard to the public on Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots can just come along at 1.30pm on the Wednesdays listed on the website.

 



Saturday 20 August 2016 - 9.15pm - 4.45pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

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.

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

Dorothy Love will be opening the Orchard to the public on Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots can just come along at 1.30pm on the Wednesdays listed on the website.

 



Friday 19 August 2016 - 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

Interesting Invertebrates

Our tiniest park residents are often overlooked. Join us for some minibeast hunting in the woods, meadows and hedges in the park. Discover how to catch  invertebrates, and how to identify them. Join in  activities as we find out more!
For further information on the course or to book your place email enquiries.ldn@field-studies-council.org. Places are limited, book early to avoid disapointment.
This event is run by Field Studies Council (FSC) London, delivering Education in The Royal Parks in partnership with The Royal Parks


Price: £15 per family (2 adults, with up to 3 children)


Wednesday 17 August 2016 - 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.

Soon four beehives will be 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 whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Wednesday 17 August 2016 - 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

Conservation in Greenwich Park

Our parks are home to lots of wildlife as well as being used by members of the public. Come and learn more about conservation activites,  get involved in some conservation tasks and search for some of the species we are trying to protect. Find out how you can make wildlife homes where you live.

For further information on the course or to book your place email enquiries.ldn@field-studies-council.org. Places are limited, book early to avoid disapointment.
This event is run by Field Studies Council (FSC) London, delivering Education in The Royal Parks in partnership with The Royal Parks


Price: £15 per family (2 adults, with up to 3 children)


Wednesday 17 August 2016 - 11.15pm - 4.45pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

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.

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

Dorothy Love will be opening the Orchard to the public on Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots can just come along at 1.30pm on the Wednesdays listed on the website.

 



Sunday 14 August 2016 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - The South London Jazz Orchestra (also featuring the South London Lindy Hoppers)

Greenwich Park Bandstand

The Friends of Greenwich Park are organising and paying for a full programme of Sunday afternoon concerts at the Greenwich Park bandstand throughout July and August.


Price: Free


Sunday 14 August 2016 - 9.15pm - 4.45pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

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.

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

Dorothy Love will be opening the Orchard to the public on Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots can just come along at 1.30pm on the Wednesdays listed on the website.

 



Saturday 13 August 2016 - 9.15pm - 4.45pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

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.

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

Dorothy Love will be opening the Orchard to the public on Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots can just come along at 1.30pm on the Wednesdays listed on the website.

 



Wednesday 10 August 2016 - 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

Bird Spotting

A day dedicated to our feathered friends. Come and see how many birds you can spot, learn about where they live,  what they eat and why they are important in this ecosystem.
For further information on the course or to book your place email enquiries.ldn@field-studies-council.org. Places are limited, book early to avoid disapointment.
This event is run by Field Studies Council (FSC) London, delivering Education in The Royal Parks in partnership with The Royal Parks


Price: £15 per family (2 adults, with up to 3 children)


Wednesday 10 August 2016 - 11.15pm - 4.45pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

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.

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

Dorothy Love will be opening the Orchard to the public on Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots can just come along at 1.30pm on the Wednesdays listed on the website.

 



Sunday 7 August 2016 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - The Lambeth Wind Orchestra

Greenwich Park Bandstand

The Friends of Greenwich Park are organising and paying for a full programme of Sunday afternoon concerts at the Greenwich Park bandstand throughout July and August.


Price: Free


Sunday 7 August 2016 - 9.15pm - 4.45pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

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.

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

Dorothy Love will be opening the Orchard to the public on Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots can just come along at 1.30pm on the Wednesdays listed on the website.

 



Saturday 6 August 2016 - 9.15pm - 4.45pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

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.

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

Dorothy Love will be opening the Orchard to the public on Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots can just come along at 1.30pm on the Wednesdays listed on the website.

 



Wednesday 3 August 2016 - 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.

Soon four beehives will be 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 whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Wednesday 3 August 2016 - 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

Using nature to survive

Discover what nature has to offer as we explore the natural resources found in the Park. Learn about natural resources, food for free, navigating and  tracks and signs. Work as a team to solve problems.
For further information on the course or to book your place email enquiries.ldn@field-studies-council.org. Places are limited, book early to avoid disapointment.
This event is run by Field Studies Council (FSC) London, delivering Education in The Royal Parks in partnership with The Royal Parks


Price: £15 per family (2 adults, with up to 3 children)


Wednesday 3 August 2016 - 11.15pm - 4.45pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

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.

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

Dorothy Love will be opening the Orchard to the public on Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots can just come along at 1.30pm on the Wednesdays listed on the website.

 



July

Sunday 31 July 2016 - 2.30 pm

Bandstand Concert - Silver Ghosts

Bandstand Concert - Silver Ghosts

Greenwich Park Bandstand

The Friends of Greenwich Park are organising and paying for a full programme of Sunday afternoon concerts at the Greenwich Park bandstand throughout July and August.


Price: Free


Sunday 31 July 2016 - 9.15pm - 4.45pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

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.

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

Dorothy Love will be opening the Orchard to the public on Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots can just come along at 1.30pm on the Wednesdays listed on the website.

 



Saturday 30 July 2016 - 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.



Saturday 30 July 2016 - 9.15pm - 4.45pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

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.

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

Dorothy Love will be opening the Orchard to the public on Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots can just come along at 1.30pm on the Wednesdays listed on the website.

 



Friday 29 July 2016 - 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 have not done this before and want to know more, please contact Sue Yates on 020 8692 1760.  



Wednesday 27 July 2016 - 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

Sumer Meadow Sweep

Our meadows are packed full of colourful flowers and insects enjoying the summer sun. This is a chance for you to get up close and personal with many of the insects living there. Using sweep nets and other methods we will catch and identify the invertebrates we find, discovering more about them and how we can look after them in our own gardens and local areas.
For further information on the course or to book your place email enquiries.ldn@field-studies-council.org. Places are limited, book early to avoid disapointment.
This event is run by Field Studies Council (FSC) London, delivering Education in The Royal Parks in partnership with The Royal Parks


Price: £15 per family (2 adults, with up to 3 children)


Wednesday 27 July 2016 - 11.15pm - 4.45pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

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.

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

Dorothy Love will be opening the Orchard to the public on Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots can just come along at 1.30pm on the Wednesdays listed on the website.

 



Sunday 24 July 2016 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Lewisham Concert Band

Bandstand Concert - Lewisham Concert Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

The Friends of Greenwich Park are organising and paying for a full programme of Sunday afternoon concerts at the Greenwich Park bandstand throughout July and August.

Further information on the band http://www.lewishamconcertband.co.uk

 


Price: Free


Sunday 24 July 2016 - 9.15pm - 4.45pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

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.

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

Dorothy Love will be opening the Orchard to the public on Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots can just come along at 1.30pm on the Wednesdays listed on the website.

 



Saturday 23 July 2016 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Blackheath Halls Community Opera

Bandstand Concert - Blackheath Halls Community Opera

Greenwich Park Bandstand

The Friends of Greenwich Park are organising and paying for a full programme of Sunday afternoon concerts at the Greenwich Park bandstand throughout July and August.

 


Price: Free


Saturday 23 July 2016 - 9.15pm - 4.45pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

The Queens Orchard will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

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.

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

Dorothy Love will be opening the Orchard to the public on Wednesdays from 11.15 am to 4.45 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots can just come along at 1.30pm on the Wednesdays listed on the website.

 



Wednesday 20 July 2016 - 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.

Soon four beehives will be 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 whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Sunday 17 July 2016 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - The Crystal Palace Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

The Friends of Greenwich Park are organising and paying for a full programme of Sunday afternoon concerts at the Greenwich Park bandstand throughout July and August.


Price: Free


Wednesday 13 July 2016 - 3pm to 6pm

The Community Archaeological Project Open Event

The Community Archaeological Project Open Event

Come and see our findings.

Please contact Sue Yates, 34 Hyde Vale, SE10 8QH, 020 8692 1760, sueyates@ntlworld.com



Tuesday 12 July 2016 to Friday 15 July 2016 - 10.30 am

The Community Archaeological Project

The Community Archaeological Project

Volunteer to help the Royal Parks and their archaeologists to find the site of the Old Keepers Cottage.

The activity is free of charge for members.

Morning session 10.30 am-1.00 pm

Afternoon session 1.00 pm-4.00 pm

Please contact Sue Yates, 34 Hyde Vale, SE10 8QH, 020 8692 1760, sueyates@ntlworld.com



Sunday 10 July 2016 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - London Gay Symphonic Winds

Bandstand Concert - London Gay Symphonic Winds

Greenwich Park Bandstand

The Friends of Greenwich Park are organising and paying for a full programme of Sunday afternoon concerts at the Greenwich Park bandstand throughout July and August.


Price: Free


Wednesday 6 July 2016 - 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.

Soon four beehives will be 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 whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Sunday 3 July 2016 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Belvedere Concert Band

Bandstand Concert - Belvedere Concert Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

The Friends of Greenwich Park are organising and paying for a full programme of Sunday afternoon concerts at the Greenwich Park bandstand throughout July and August.

For further information on the band see:

http://www.belvedereconcertband.co.uk


Price: Free


June

Wednesday 29 June 2016 - 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.

Soon four beehives will be 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 whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Sunday 26 June 2016 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Greenwich Steel Band and Royal Greenwich Big Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

The Friends of Greenwich Park are organising and paying for a full programme of Sunday afternoon concerts at the Greenwich Park bandstand throughout July and August.


Price: Free


Sunday 26 June 2016 - 9.30 am

The Royal Parks 10k Summer Race Series

http://www.theraceorganiser.com/royal-parks-series.html



Saturday 25 June 2016 - 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.



Saturday 25 June 2016 - 9 am to 12 noon

Plant Sale

Nursery Yard

There will be a sale of our surplus summer bedding plants including Pelargoniums, Impatiens and Marigolds.

Prices start at 50p for a 9cm pot with a tray of 12 costing £5.

The sale will take place in the Nursery Yard, access via the sliding gate of the junction of Maze Hill and Charlton Way (near the War Memorial).



Friday 24 June 2016 - 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 have not done this before and want to know more, please contact Sue Yates on 020 8692 1760.  



Sunday 19 June 2016 - 1pm to 3.30pm

Jazz in the 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. This is an event for the whole family, held in the Observatory Gardens.

Gardens open from 12.00 pm.

Adults £5 in advance (£7 on the gate), under 16 free.

Tickets from Friends of Greenwich Park, 52 Greenwich Park Street, Greenwich, SE10 9LT. Tel 020 8853 2150. Cheques payable to Friends of Greenwich Park. Please enclose a sae.

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



Wednesday 15 June 2016 - 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.

Soon four beehives will be 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 whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Saturday 11 June 2016 - 9.30 am

Run for Diabetes

http://pbraceevents.co.uk/events/run-for-diabetes-10k-june/



Wednesday 1 June 2016 - 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.

Soon four beehives will be 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 whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Wednesday 1 June 2016 - 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

Pond Dipping

Greenwich Park

There is more to our ponds than meets the eye. Many creatures are living within its watery depths. Come and try your hand at pond dipping to catch some of these fascinating invertebrates, discover what lives here and find out how they manage to survive underwater.
£15 per family (2 adults, with up to 3 children)
For further information on the course or to book your place email enquiries.ldn@field-studies-council.org. Places are limited, book early to avoid disapointment.
This event is run by Field Studies Council (FSC) London, delivering Education in The Royal Parks in partnership with The Royal Parks


Price: 15 per family (2 adults, with up to 3 children)


May

Sunday 29 May 2016 - 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



Saturday 28 May 2016 - 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.



Friday 27 May 2016 - 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 have not done this before and want to know more, please contact Sue Yates on 020 8692 1760.  



Friday 27 May 2016 - 5 pm

Bio Blitz at Brompton Cemetry

Bio Blitz at Brompton Cemetry

Come and join The Royal Parks and a host of experts from the plant and wildlife world as we take part in a race against the clock to uncover the weird and wonderful plants and animals living in Brompton Cemetery.
For 24 hours from 5pm on May 27, everyone is invited to head down to the cemetery for a free, fun-filled weekend of trying to discover and count as many species of plants, animals and fungi as possible as the Royal Parks’ hosts it first ever Bioblitz.
There’s no need to book; just turn up and join forces with a wide range of wildlife organisations including the Natural History Museum (NHM), the London Wildlife Trust (LWT), the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and the Field Studies Council (FSC) and the Royal Parks Foundation – the charity for the Royal Parks. There will also be a range of fun-packed stalls offering the opportunity to learn more about nature as well as take part in activities.
Among the activities throughout the 24-hour Bioblitz, which is the first time a major count of species has taken place in Brompton Cemetery, will be tree and nature walks, earthworm hunting, bee and wasp counting and lichen recording.
The BioBlitz is one of several projects linked to the £6.2million National Lottery-funded Brompton Cemetery conservation scheme which will see the historic site undergo a major facelift to recreate the vision that architect Benjamin Baud and gardener John Claudius Loudon originally designed in 1840.

https://www.royalparks.org.uk/events/whats-on/bioblitz

 



Sunday 22 May 2016 - 10 am.

Lee Rigby Memorial Ride

http://www.therideofrespect.co.uk/lee-rigby-memorial-ride



Wednesday 18 May 2016 - 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.

Soon four beehives will be 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 whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Sunday 15 May 2016 - 10 am.

RHS on Tour

Blackheath Farmers Market

The RHS is hitting the road and teaming up with London Farmers' Markets and other organisations to hold a number of RHS On Tour events in 2016. Visitors can expect to find stands offering gardening advice from our experts, quality plants to browse and buy, informative talks and craft workshops, all mixed in with local, independent food producers and a bustling market atmosphere. All RHS On Tour events are free.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-london-shows/rhs-on-tour



Saturday 14 May 2016 - 9.30 am

Battle of the Boroughs Run

http://thefixevents.com/battle-of-the-boroughs-5k-and-10k-run-2016



Friday 13 May 2016 - 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 13th May. 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 



Friday 13 May 2016 - 12.30 pm

Meet the Park Team

St Mary's Gate

Ever wondered what goes into maintaining a Royal Park?
On Friday 13th May, the Greenwich Park team will be at St Mary's Gate between 12:30 and 2:30pm, ready to answer your questions and talk about their work maintaining Greenwich Park.
The Royal Parks will become a new charity soon, and while you won’t see much change in our parks, senior managers will also be on hand to any questions you might have.
There is no need to book, just join us at St Mary's Gate between 12:30 and 2:30pm.
We will be holding events across all eight Royal Parks, so if you can't make this one, why not pop along to another? For more information on the alternative parks and dates, see Meet the Park Team.



Wednesday 11 May 2016 - 10.45 a.m.

Behind the scenes at Hyde Park

Tickets available from Sue Yates, 34 Hyde Vale, SE10 8QH, 020 8692 1760, sueyates@ntlworld.com


Price: 5


Wednesday 4 May 2016 - 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.

Soon four beehives will be 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 whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Wednesday 4 May 2016 - 11 a.m.

Dog Chipping and Pedal Cycle Marking

Greenwich Park Bandstand

Between 1100 hours and 1600 hours there will be a dog chipping and pedal cycle marking event at the Bandstand in Greenwich Park. The local Blackheath safer neighbourhood team have arranged this along with the Dog's Trust who will all so be in attendance.



April

Saturday 30 April 2016 - 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.



Friday 29 April 2016 - 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 have not done this before and want to know more, please contact Sue Yates on 020 8692 1760.  



Sunday 24 April 2016

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/

 



Wednesday 20 April 2016 - 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.

Soon four beehives will be 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 whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Sunday 17 April 2016 - 9 am

Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice Mini Marathon for kids

https://www.communityhospice.org.uk/fundraising-events/167-2016/10840-mini-marathon/



Saturday 16 April 2016 - 9.30 am to 4 pm

Spring Wild Flowers

Greenwich Park

An introduction to wild flowers, this practical day will help you identify some of those found in Greenwich Park. Following a brief introduction to identification and use of keys, most of the day will be spent outside. The location, a blend of urban park and wildlife haven, will surprise in its diversity.
John Swindells is Chairman of The Wild Flower Society and Vice President of London Natural History Society with a particular interest in urban wild plants.
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 0203 1300469. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.
This event is run by Field Studies Council (FSC) London, delivering Education in The Royal Parks in partnership with The Royal Parks


Price: Tickets cost 37


Saturday 16 April 2016 - 11 a.m.

Visit to Westcombe Woodlands

Tickets available from Sue Yates, 34 Hyde Vale, SE10 8QH, 020 8692 1760, sueyates@ntlworld.com


Price: 10 to include a donation for the Woodlands Friends


Tuesday 12 April 2016 - 7.30 for 8pm

Friends Annual General Meeting

The Theatre, Blackheath High School, 27 Vanbrugh Park, SE3 7AG (Mycenae Road entrance)

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: Richard Jones

Vice-Chairman: Liz Coyle

Committee Members:  Clive Corlett stands for re-election. Tony Butler, Jonathan Chandler, Tina Challacombe 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, Andrew Scattergood, the new Chief Executive of the Royal Parks Agency, will give a presentation about the planned change of status of the current organisation and Graham Dear, Park Manager, will outline proposals for future projects in the Park.

 



Wednesday 6 April 2016 - 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.

Soon four beehives will be 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 whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Wednesday 6 April 2016 - 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

Navigation

Come and test your navigation skills. Learn about maps and compasses and how to use them to navigate. Discover how you can navigate in other ways. Use your skills to follow our trail around the Park and test how much you have learnt!
For further information on the course or to book your place email enquiries.ldn@field-studies-council.org. Places are limited, book early to avoid disapointment.
This event is run by Field Studies Council (FSC) London, delivering Education in The Royal Parks in partnership with The Royal Parks


Price: 15 per family (2 adults, with up to 3 children)


Friday 1 April 2016 - 9.30 am

Nature Trail Dig-In

Nature Trail Dig-In

Wildlife Centre

The lining of the pond had a tear in the lining last autumn and had to be completely re-done.The is now complete and a new water collection system is in place. The water from the roof of the Hide is still being collected but instead of going into the pond via tanks and hosepipes, there is now a pipe which goes underground into the pond and thus can be in place all the time. Michael has ordered a variety of marginal plants for around the edge of the pond, which had not arrived to be put in at our normal dig-in. However, they will arrive shortly and be kept undercover and watered until after Easter, when they can be put in. The pond is by no means full at present, but the plan is that we plant the reeds etc where the water edge will be eventually and after everything is planted, the park’s team will fill up the pond to the right level with water from the new bore hole (i.e. no tap water, which upsets the water balance) using a bowser. So we need a real team effort to get these plants in and I am calling an extraordinary extra dig-in and I would be most grateful for all the help i can get.

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 have not done this before and want to know more, please contact Sue Yates on 020 8692 1760.   



March

Thursday 24 March 2016 - 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.

Soon four beehives will be 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 whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Sunday 20 March 2016 - 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.



Saturday 19 March 2016 - 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 have not done this before and want to know more, please contact Sue Yates on 020 8692 1760.  



Thursday 10 March 2016 - 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.

Soon four beehives will be 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 whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Tuesday 1 March 2016 - 11am

The History Group Meeting Cancelled

The History Group Meeting Cancelled

Wildlife Centre

The group will meet quarterly in the Wildlife Centre, Flower Garden, Greenwich Park and the next meeting for Monday 29th February has been cancelled. A revised date will appear in the website diary. 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 28 February 2016 - 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.



Saturday 27 February 2016 - 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 have not done this before and want to know more, please contact Sue Yates on 020 8692 1760.  



Monday 22 February 2016 - 11 a.m.

The Friends Annual Lecture 2016: Painters and the Park

The Friends Annual Lecture 2016: Painters and the Park

King William Building, The Royal Naval College, Greenwich

Greenwich Park, no less than well-known buildings around it, has been a subject for artists since the 17th century, with the results often providing evidence for its informal change over time as well as its more planned development. This talk will cover aspects of this artistic history and its practitioners in paintings, drawings and prints from roughly 1600 to the early 20th century.    

Pieter van der Merwe is the General Editor for Royal Museums Greenwich, having joined the staff of the NMM in 1974. He holds a Ph.D (in Drama) from the University of Bristol, 1979, an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Greenwich, 2015, and was awarded the MBE in 2012 for services to heritage and the local community in Royal Greenwich of which he has been Representative Deputy Lieutenant since January 2013.

Tickets £10 to include a glass of wine from Friends of Greenwich Park, 3 Orchard Drive, SE3 0QP. Tel 020 8852 8831. Cheques payable to Friends of Greenwich Park, with sae.

 

 



Thursday 18 February 2016 - 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.

Soon four beehives will be 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 whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Thursday 4 February 2016 - 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.

Soon four beehives will be 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 whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



January

Sunday 31 January 2016 - 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.



Saturday 30 January 2016 - 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 have not done this before and want to know more, please contact Sue Yates on 020 8692 1760.  



Thursday 14 January 2016 - 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.

Soon four beehives will be 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 whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



December

Thursday 24 December 2015 - 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.

Soon four beehives will be 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 whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Monday 21 December 2015 - 9.30 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 20 December 2015 - 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.



Sunday 20 December 2015 to Monday 21 December 2015

Christmas Tree Sales

Christmas Tree Sales

‘Pines and Needles’ will again be selling a range of Christmas trees, decorations and festive greenery in Greenwich Park, starting during the weekends of 21/22 and 28/29 November and then on a daily basis from 1 December to 20 December. They will be operating beside the entrance to the Flower Garden near the Blackheath Gate from 8.00am to 5.45pm.‘Pines and Needles’ have generously offered Friends members a discount. You will need to show your membership card when you make your purchase. For further information about the full range of products they sell, please go to their website: www.pinesandneedles.com



Saturday 19 December 2015 - 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 have not done this before and want to know more, please contact Sue Yates on 020 8692 1760.  



Thursday 10 December 2015 - 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.

Soon four beehives will be 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 whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Tuesday 8 December 2015 - 11am

The History Group

The History Group

Wildlife Centre

The group will meet quarterly in the Wildlife Centre, Flower Garden, Greenwich Park and the next meeting will be on Monday 7th December at 11 am. 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 



Monday 7 December 2015 - 12 pm

Bandstand Concert - Greenwich Steel Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are pleased to announce an additional and innovative event for this year. We are holding a special Christmas concert on Sunday 6 December at the bandstand, featuring the Greenwich Steel Band and choir, made up of musicians from local Greenwich schools, who have already played for us several times in the summer concerts. This concert, featuring festive music, will take place at noon and last for just an hour. If you are taking a brisk walk in the Park that morning, do pass by the bandstand and get into the Christmas spirit with these talented youngsters.


Price: Free


Monday 7 December 2015 - 2pm to 7pm

AUCTION 30 celebrating 30 years of supporting survivors

Blackheath Conservatoire

It is always sad when trees drop branches or are blown over, but some of the wood can be put to good use.
Blackheath resident Michael Maisey is able to ‘turn’, quite literally, relatively small pieces of fallen timber into lovely bowls. There is an auction of his work this coming Sunday, 6th December, at the Blackheath Conservatoire, viewing from 2.00pm, live auction at 7.00pm.
Four of the pieces are made of wood from Greenwich Park, as is clearly indicated on the website, www.fftelfauction.co.uk . The woods are Robinia, Thuja, Headache wood and 200 year old sweet chestnut. 

All proceeds will be shared between two charities: Freedom from Torture (www.freedomfromtorture.org) and The Deborah Ubee Trust (www.thedeborahubeetrust.org.uk)

 

 



November

Sunday 29 November 2015 - 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.



Sunday 29 November 2015 - 10am

The 10k MoRun

Greenwich Park

MoRunning is back in Greenwich Park this November as the final event of the MoRunning campaign. And with that comes fun, goodies, and possibly the best ever MoRun so make sure you join us. Tell all your friends, family and work colleagues and come and join us in the lovely Greenwich Park. MoRunning supports Movember and their fundraising for Men’s Health, in particular Prostate Cancer UK.
Prostate Cancer UK is the UK’s leading charity working with people affected by prostate cancer.  We fund research, provide support and information, and campaign to improve the lives of men with prostate cancer.  Our aim is to raise awareness of prostate cancer so that everyone can talk more openly about it and people will recognise the significance of this disease.

https://www.mo-running.com/greenwich-london



Saturday 28 November 2015 - 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 have not done this before and want to know more, please contact Sue Yates on 020 8692 1760.  



Thursday 26 November 2015 - 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.

Soon four beehives will be 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 whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Wednesday 25 November 2015 - 8pm

From Agincourt to Blackheath Lecture

From Agincourt to Blackheath Lecture

The Blackheath Society have invited Professor Anne Curry, the world authority on Agincourt, to give a lecture in the Blackheath Halls to coincide with the 600 year commemorations of Henry V and his triumphant army arriving on Blackheath on their return from Agincourt.

Tickets: £10 can be ordered through the Blackheath Society Office

020 8297 1937


Price: 10


Thursday 12 November 2015 - 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.

Soon four beehives will be 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 whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Sunday 8 November 2015 - 9 am to 12 pm

Greenwich Park Spring bedding surplus plant sale

Greenwich Park Spring bedding surplus plant sale

Greenwich Park Nursery Yard

Polyanthus, Primula, For-get-me-not, Wallflowers and lots of Tulip bulbs for sale.

Access via Maze Hill sliding gate  



Sunday 1 November 2015 - 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.



October

Saturday 31 October 2015 - 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 have not done this before and want to know more, please contact Sue Yates on 020 8692 1760.  



Friday 30 October 2015 - 10.00 am to 12.00 pm

Halloween Moths and MiniBeasts

Greenwich Park

Come in your Halloween fancy dress and join in with our gruesome moths and minibeasts session. We will find out all about the super moths that fly around at night and who else is beneath our feet in the Park. Then make a creepy creature to take home!
For further information on the course or to book your place email enquiries.ldn@field-studies-council.org. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.

This event is run by Field Studies Council (FSC) London, delivering Education in The Royal Parks in partnership with The Royal Parks


Price: 15 per family (2 adults, with up to 3 children)


Thursday 29 October 2015 - 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.

Soon four beehives will be 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 whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Thursday 29 October 2015 - 8 pm

200 Years of Entertainment in Blackheath

200 Years of Entertainment in Blackheath

Blackheath Halls

The Blackheath Society and Friends of Blackheath Halls are marking 200 years of local cultural entertainment in Blackheath by sponsoring two events and an exhibition. The first event is a talk by our local historian Neil Rhind in the Halls’ Recital Room at 8pm on Wednesday 28 October, illustrated with images from the Society’s collection and the archives of Trinity Laban and the Concert Halls. This will be accompanied by an exhibition featuring posters, performers and venues drawn from these three sources, and the exhibition continues in the Recital Room until 6 November from 10am to 5pm. The talk and exhibition celebrate the cultural history of Blackheath. Amateur dramatics and local opera, Turkish bazaars, scientific demonstrations, popular singing and roller-skating have all been popular pastimes over the years and local residents made a huge and lasting contribution to Blackheath’s social and cultural life. Tickets for the talk and the exhibition, including wine at a reception at 7pm before the talk, can be bought for £15 from Blackheath Halls box office.

The second event takes place on 30th October and is a reception and supper which will be held in the Great Hall followed by a celebratory evening. Actor Timothy West will narrate an evening which celebrates the performance history of Blackheath Halls with music  ranging from music hall to Gilbert and Sullivan and grand opera.

Full details here http://www.blackheath.org/



Wednesday 14 October 2015 - 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.

Soon four beehives will be 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 whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Tuesday 13 October 2015 - 11 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 depnd 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.



Saturday 10 October 2015 - 10.30 am

Outing to the Peninsula Ecology Park

Outing to the Peninsula Ecology Park

 There will be a visit to the Peninsula Ecology Park on Saturday 10 October at 10.30 am. The four acre site with its two fresh water lakes fed from chalk aquiphers, its reed beds and wildflower meadows and many bird hides, is now very well established, having opened in 2002. There is always something different to see as the seasons change and our visit is timed to be before the meadow is cut back. It will be guided by the award-winning head warden Joanne Smith and will last approximately one and a half hours. If you have been before you will be pleased to see it again, but if this is your first visit you will be astonished that this green paradise could have emerged from the previous industrial wasteland.

Tickets available from Sue Yates, Friends of Greenwich Park, 34 Hyde Vale, Greenwich, SE10 8QH. Tel 020 8692 1760 sueyates@ntlworld.com


Price: 10


September

Wednesday 30 September 2015 - 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.

Soon four beehives will be 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 whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Saturday 26 September 2015 - 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.



Sunday 20 September 2015 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Lewisham Concert Band

Bandstand Concert - Lewisham Concert Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

The Friends of Greenwich Park are organising and paying for a full programme of Sunday afternoon concerts at the Greenwich Park bandstand throughout July and August.

Further information on the band http://www.lewishamconcertband.co.uk

 


Price: Free


Wednesday 16 September 2015 - 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.

Soon four beehives will be 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 whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Sunday 13 September 2015 - 11am to 4pm

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

On Sunday 13 September between 11am and 4pm, the Queen’s Orchard, in the north east corner of the Park, close to the Children’s Playground, will be having a Harvest Festival and displaying the vegetables that have been grown there. You can obviously look round at the other areas too, including the heritage fruit trees planted in the wildflower meadow.    

At the far end of the meadow there is now a new attraction. A beehive has arrived, which should further enhance the productivity of the ‘potage’. Ever since the Orchard was remodelled Graham Dear and Michael Loughnane have felt that a hive was the obvious next step. Now it is great to see that Christine Sheffield, whom you probably know from the front reception desk of the Blackheath Gate Office, has taken on the job of Beekeeper. This is not something to be undertaken lightly and she has attended a ten week training course to prepare her for the task.    

Amazingly, the bees, chosen for their placid nature, arrived through the post in a small portable hive called a ‘nucleus’ or ‘nuc ‘for short. They were then transferred to their new home in the hive. They had to be fed a sugar syrup solution to begin with to have a head start in expanding the colony whilst finding new sources of nectar and pollen. The queen arrived already mated and laying in the ‘nuc’.  The cycle from egg laying to death of a worker bee takes approximately 6 weeks in summer but up to 6 months in winter. At its peak in summer a hive may have 66,000 bees, but it is unlikely that a new hive will reach that number in the first year. If you would like to hear more about Christine’s experiences with the new bees, she will be in the Orchard to talk about it and answer your questions at 11.30am and 2.30pm as part of the Harvest Festival.



Monday 7 September 2015 - 11am

The History Group

Wildlife Centre

On the 22nd May 2015, the Friends of Greenwich Park History Group met for the first time. As a result of discussions at that meeting the following aims and objectives were set out.  

A Friends of Greenwich Park History Group has been created to promote awareness of, and interest in, the history of Greenwich Park. For this purpose, the park is defined as the area bounded by the outer walls of the park and any past or remaining palaces or mansion on its fringes. It would include the Observatory area and the Queen’s House but not the main Maritime Museum.

The group will gather information, share their findings and maintain a data base and/or library of these findings in a format to be defined but with the intention of it being accessible to persons outside the group. The group believes there is a considerable body of existing data and that a bibliography of these items should be established.

The Friends of Greenwich Park supports the group and will consider requests from the group for funding if applicable.

The group will meet quarterly in the Wildlife Centre, Flower Garden, Greenwich Park and the next meeting will be on Monday 7th September at 11 am. 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 6 September 2015 - 9.00 am

Guided Bird Walk

The Next Sunday Morning Bird Walk will be led by Joseph Beale on behalf of the London Natural History Society and The Friends of Greenwich Park on Sunday 6th September 2015. Meet at 9.00 am. 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