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

June

Monday 18 June 2018 - 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Jazz in the Park

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

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

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

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

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



Sunday 17 June 2018 - 9.30 am

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

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

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

For more information, visit the Run for Diabetes website.



Sunday 10 June 2018 - 7.30pm

Introduction to Moths and Moth Trapping

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

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

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

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


Price: £30


Monday 4 June 2018 - 8.15 am

London to Brighton Classic Car Run

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



Saturday 2 June 2018 - 11am

The History Group Meeting

The History Group Meeting

Wildlife Centre

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

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



May

Sunday 27 May 2018 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

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

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



Sunday 27 May 2018 - 9.00 am

Guided Bird Walk

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

 

 

Mistle Thrush



Monday 14 May 2018 - 9.30 am

The Race Organiser - Greenwich Park 10k

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



Sunday 13 May 2018 - 2pm to 4pm

Great British Tennis Weekend

Greenwich Park Tennis Courts

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



April

Monday 30 April 2018 - 9 am

Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice Mini Marathon for kids

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

Further information here

 



Sunday 29 April 2018 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

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

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



Tuesday 24 April 2018 - 7.30 for 8pm

Friends Annual General Meeting

Howe Lecture Theatre, Queen Anne Building, University of Greenwich

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

Wine and soft drinks will be served from 7.30pm.

(Members only)

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

Chairman: Liz Coyle

Vice-Chairman: Richard Jones

Committee Members: 

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

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

 



Monday 23 April 2018

London Marathon

Greenwich Park (Blackheath Avenue)

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

 



Sunday 1 April 2018 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

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

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



March

Monday 26 March 2018 - 8.30 am

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Julia Holland
Blackheath Gate

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

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


Price: Free


Sunday 25 March 2018 - 9.30 am

The Tough 5k 10k and 15k Runs

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



Thursday 8 March 2018 - 7.30pm for 8pm

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

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

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

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

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

Tickets £10 to include a glass of wine.

Annual lecture tickets

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

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

 
 

 



Saturday 3 March 2018 - 11am

The History Group Meeting CANCELLED

The History Group Meeting CANCELLED

Wildlife Centre

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

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

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



February

Monday 26 February 2018 - 8.30 am

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Julia Holland
Blackheath Gate

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

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


Price: Free


Sunday 25 February 2018 - 1pm to 3pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

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

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



Saturday 24 February 2018 - 9.30 am

Nature Trail Dig-In

Nature Trail Dig-In

Wildlife Centre

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

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



Monday 5 February 2018 - 9.30 am

The Greenwich Park 10k Winter Race Series

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

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



January

Monday 29 January 2018 - 8.30 am

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Julia Holland
Blackheath Gate

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

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


Price: Free


Sunday 28 January 2018 - 1pm to 3pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

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

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



Wednesday 10 January 2018 - 3pm

Painted Hall Ceiling Tour

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

 



Monday 8 January 2018 - 9.30 am

The Greenwich Park 10k Winter Race Series

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

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



December

Sunday 24 December 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 23 December 2017 - 9.30 am

Nature Trail Dig-In

Nature Trail Dig-In

Wildlife Centre

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



Monday 18 December 2017 - 10.00 am

Run Through Greenwich Park

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

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



Thursday 14 December 2017 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

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

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

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

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

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



Sunday 10 December 2017 to Thursday 21 December 2017

Christmas Tree Sales

Christmas Tree Sales

This year Capital Christmas Trees will be providing the trees for sale in The Royal Parks. The Greenwich Park store, with a large range of trees to choose from, will be situated as usual close to the Blackheath Gate for the weekend of 18/19 November and then daily from 25 November to 20 December from 8am to 6pm.

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

 



Monday 4 December 2017 - 9.30 am

The Greenwich Park 10k Winter Race Series

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

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



Saturday 2 December 2017 - 11am

The History Group Meeting

The History Group Meeting

Wildlife Centre

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

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



Saturday 2 December 2017 to Thursday 21 December 2017

Christmas Tree Sales

Christmas Tree Sales

This year Capital Christmas Trees will be providing the trees for sale in The Royal Parks. The Greenwich Park store, with a large range of trees to choose from, will be situated as usual close to the Blackheath Gate for the weekend of 18/19 November and then daily from 25 November to 20 December from 8am to 6pm.

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

 



November

Thursday 30 November 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 27 November 2017 - 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 26 November 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 November 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.



Saturday 18 November 2017

Auction of Woodturning pieces from Greenwich Park timber

The Trafalgar Tavern

There will be an exhibition and auction, in aid of charity, of woodturning pieces made from timber from felled Greenwich Park trees.  Some 15 of this country’s leading  woodturners have been invited to create and donate a piece of work while a further 15 will be donated by local turner Michael Maisey.
The exhibition will be at the Greenwich Gallery, Peyton Place, from 30 October to 7 November, with the auction taking place at The Trafalgar Tavern, Park Row, SE10 9NW, at 7.30pm on 17 November. The pieces can also be seen at The Trafalgar Tavern on the afternoon of the auction day from 2pm to 6pm: and they can now be viewed here
There will be an opportunity to submit bids for the turnings in advance at the Gallery (weekdays 9.30am – 5.30pm; weekends 12pm – 4pm).
Also on display at the auction will be A2 framed photographs by Vivienne Davies of trees in Greenwich Park.



Thursday 16 November 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.

 

 



Thursday 2 November 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.

 

 



October

Saturday 28 October 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 27 October 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 26 October 2017 - 14.30 p.m.

Outing to Greenwich Heritage Centre

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



Wednesday 25 October 2017 - 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 depend on the level of rainfall. This walk will awaken an interest in the subject and sharpen your observational skills. The Wildlife Centre has many books if you wish to consult.



Wednesday 18 October 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 11 October 2017 - 10.30 am

Earth Science Week Geotrail around Greenwich Park

Led by members of the London Geodiversity Partnership and supported by the Friends of Greenwich Park
The walk starts from the Thames Path at Greenwich (see * below), through the Old Royal Naval College (formerly Royal Hospital) and past Queen’s House to enter Greenwich Park at Jubilee Gate. The Park is famous for the Meridian but is also interesting for its geology. Within the park four different geological strata are represented with two others underlying the area closer to the Thames. This will be explained as well as aspects of how this area has been restless in the past although all seems quiet now. The influence of the geology on some of the features seen such as the steep slope, springs and fine views will be explained. 
The trip is about 5 km long, mostly on metalled paths but there are some steep slopes. There will be a lunch stop at The Pavilion Tea House and the trip should finish by about 3pm close to Greenwich town centre and public transport.
* There is no charge but people should register by emailing info@londongeopartnership.org.uk . Confirmation will include further details such as the starting point.



Wednesday 4 October 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.

 

 



Sunday 1 October 2017

Mission:Invertebrate

Near the Queens Orchard in Greenwich Park.

Join Mission: Invertebrate for a day of storytelling, bug trails, creative crafting and invertebrate missions galore. Look out for our Giant Snail Caravan packed with family fun! We'll be travelling around the Royal Parks to bring the learning to you. Each stop on our tour will be filled with activities for everyone!

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

Drop in any time between 11am -3pm and take part in the activities on offer.


Price: Free


Sunday 1 October 2017 - 11am to 4pm

Harvest Festival

On Sunday 1 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.

 



September

Saturday 30 September 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 29 September 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. 



Sunday 24 September 2017 - 8.30 am

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Julia Holland
Blackheath Gate

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

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


Price: Free


Wednesday 20 September 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 6 September 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.

 

 



Friday 1 September 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 1st September.

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 



August

Monday 28 August 2017 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Mardi Gras Jazz Band

Bandstand Concert - Mardi Gras Jazz Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

Our last Bandstand Concert for 2017   

We start with our traditional Midsummer Jazz in the Observatory Garden on Sunday 18 June, featuring the ever-popular Phoenix Dixieland Jazz Band. From then until the end of August, there will be concerts at the Bandstand every Sunday. And this year we are reviving an old tradition, by adding a further concert on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August. 
 


Price: Free


Sunday 27 August 2017 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Greenwich Concert Band

Bandstand Concert - Greenwich Concert Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

From 24th June until the end of August, there will be concerts at the Bandstand every Sunday. And this year we are reviving an old tradition, by adding a further concert on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August.    More details of all these concerts, including how to book tickets for the Midsummer Jazz, will be in our spring newsletter.


Price: Free


Sunday 27 August 2017 - 8.30 am

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Julia Holland
Blackheath Gate

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

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


Price: Free


Saturday 26 August 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 25 August 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.  



Wednesday 23 August 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.

 

 



Tuesday 22 August 2017 - 10 am.

Bugs and Butterflies and Pond Dipping!

Wildlife Centre

Join us for outdoor activities for pre-school age children and separate outdoor activities for children age 5-11.

Explore, Discover, Play and Create in the amazing Park surroundings. Activities will change every session and may depend on the weather and the group.

Morning and afternoon sessions.

Places must be booked in advance at http://www.field-studies-council.org/centres/londonregion/london/learn/families.aspx



Sunday 20 August 2017 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Galaxy Big Band

Bandstand Concert - Galaxy Big Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

From 24th June until the end of August, there will be concerts at the Bandstand every Sunday. And this year we are reviving an old tradition, by adding a further concert on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August.    More details of all these concerts, including how to book tickets for the Midsummer Jazz, will be in our spring newsletter.


Price: Free


Saturday 19 August 2017

Tales from the Arabian Nights

South East London's favourite theatre company is back in the parks with Tales from the Arabian Nights. Also one of Time Out's top five family theatre experiences this summer!

Information on Tales from the Arabian Nights



Tuesday 15 August 2017 - 10 am.

Explorers and Animals of the Park

Wildlife Centre

Join us for outdoor activities for pre-school age children and separate outdoor activities for children age 5-11.

Explore, Discover, Play and Create in the amazing Park surroundings. Activities will change every session and may depend on the weather and the group.

Morning and afternoon sessions.

Places must be booked in advance at http://www.field-studies-council.org/centres/londonregion/london/learn/families.aspx



Sunday 13 August 2017 - 3 pm

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

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

Greenwich Park Bandstand

From 24th June until the end of August, there will be concerts at the Bandstand every Sunday. And this year we are reviving an old tradition, by adding a further concert on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August.    More details of all these concerts, including how to book tickets for the Midsummer Jazz, will be in our spring newsletter.


Price: Free


Wednesday 9 August 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.

 

 



Tuesday 8 August 2017 - 10 am.

Plants and Trees and Navigation and Orienteering

Wildlife Centre

Join us for outdoor activities for pre-school age children and separate outdoor activities for children age 5-11.

Explore, Discover, Play and Create in the amazing Park surroundings. Activities will change every session and may depend on the weather and the group.

Morning and afternoon sessions.

Places must be booked in advance at http://www.field-studies-council.org/centres/londonregion/london/learn/families.aspx



Sunday 6 August 2017 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - The Lambeth Wind Orchestra

Bandstand Concert - The Lambeth Wind Orchestra

Greenwich Park Bandstand

From 24th June until the end of August, there will be concerts at the Bandstand every Sunday. And this year we are reviving an old tradition, by adding a further concert on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August.    More details of all these concerts, including how to book tickets for the Midsummer Jazz, will be in our spring newsletter.


Price: Free


Tuesday 1 August 2017 - 10 am.

Discovering Minibeasts and Discovering Ponds

Wildlife Centre

Join us for outdoor activities for pre-school age children and separate outdoor activities for children age 5-11.

Explore, Discover, Play and Create in the amazing Park surroundings. Activities will change every session and may depend on the weather and the group.

Morning and afternoon sessions.

Places must be booked in advance at http://www.field-studies-council.org/centres/londonregion/london/learn/families.aspx



July

Sunday 30 July 2017 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Lewisham Concert Band

Bandstand Concert - Lewisham Concert Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

From 24th June until the end of August, there will be concerts at the Bandstand every Sunday. And this year we are reviving an old tradition, by adding a further concert on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August.    More details of all these concerts, including how to book tickets for the Midsummer Jazz, will be in our spring newsletter.


Price: Free


Saturday 29 July 2017 to Saturday 29 July 2017

Mission:Invertebrate

Near the Pavilion Tea House in Greenwich Park.

Join Mission: Invertebrate for a day of storytelling, bug trails, creative crafting and invertebrate missions galore. Look out for our Giant Snail Caravan packed with family fun! We'll be travelling around the Royal Parks to bring the learning to you. Each stop on our tour will be filled with activities for everyone!

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

Drop in any time between 11am -3pm on 27th, 28th or 29th July and take part in the activities on offer.


Price: Free


Saturday 29 July 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 July 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. 



Wednesday 26 July 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.

 

 



Sunday 23 July 2017 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - The Crystal Palace Band

Bandstand Concert - The Crystal Palace Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

From 24th June until the end of August, there will be concerts at the Bandstand every Sunday. And this year we are reviving an old tradition, by adding a further concert on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August.    More details of all these concerts, including how to book tickets for the Midsummer Jazz, will be in our spring newsletter.


Price: Free


Sunday 23 July 2017 - 8.30 am

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Julia Holland
Blackheath Gate

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

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


Price: Free


Sunday 16 July 2017 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Belvedere Concert Band

Bandstand Concert - Belvedere Concert Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

From 24th June until the end of August, there will be concerts at the Bandstand every Sunday. And this year we are reviving an old tradition, by adding a further concert on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August.    More details of all these concerts, including how to book tickets for the Midsummer Jazz, will be in our spring newsletter.


Price: Free


Saturday 15 July 2017 - 10 am to 4 pm

Traditional Orchards, Wildlife Orchards and Garden Orchards

Leslie Williams
Greenwich Park

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

For further information on the course or to book your place, visit the Field Studies Council web site. If you are unable to find the information you need, contact the office on 01306 734 501. Places are limited, book early to avoid disapointment. Details subject to change, please check details on the FSC wesbsite.
This event is run by Field Studies Council (FSC) London, delivering Education in the Royal Parks in partnership with The Royal Parks.


Price: £37 per person


Wednesday 12 July 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 10 July 2017

The Flower Garden will be closed from 10th to 14th July

The Flower Garden will be closed from the 10th to the 14th July 2017 for Surface Dressing of the footpaths. The decision to close the flower garden during this operation is based on experiences earlier this year when tarmac was laid in the flower garden. Despite placing large signs at all the entrance gates and placing stewards along the route of the works asking people to avoid the works area, some people ignored both by walking and running between the machines as they worked. This was very stressful for the people carrying out the work and delayed the operation by at least a day.

The reason for doing this work at this time of the year is explained below:

The work is not undertaken in the winter months because the ground temperature would be too cold for the bitumen to bond with the surface and chippings sufficiently. As the bitumen hits the cold surface it would harden too quickly before the chippings have time to bed in sufficiently and they would just strip away leaving very few in place – hence the reason for most surface dressing failures are when they have been laid in wet or cold conditions. The operation needs warm temperatures to allow the bitumen and stone chippings to bond effectively.



Sunday 9 July 2017 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - The National Jazz Youth Orchestra Academy Band

Bandstand Concert - The National Jazz Youth Orchestra Academy Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

From 24th June until the end of August, there will be concerts at the Bandstand every Sunday. And this year we are reviving an old tradition, by adding a further concert on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August.    More details of all these concerts, including how to book tickets for the Midsummer Jazz, will be in our spring newsletter.


Price: Free


Sunday 2 July 2017 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Silver Ghosts

Bandstand Concert - Silver Ghosts

Greenwich Park Bandstand

From 24th June until the end of August, there will be concerts at the Bandstand every Sunday. And this year we are reviving an old tradition, by adding a further concert on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August.    More details of all these concerts, including how to book tickets for the Midsummer Jazz, will be in our spring newsletter.


Price: Free


Saturday 1 July 2017 - 9 am to 12.30 pm

Plant Sale

Nursery Yard

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

Prices start at 50p.

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).



June

Wednesday 28 June 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.

 

 



Sunday 25 June 2017 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - London Gay Symphonic Winds

Bandstand Concert - London Gay Symphonic Winds

Greenwich Park Bandstand

From 24th June until the end of August, there will be concerts at the Bandstand every Sunday. And this year we are reviving an old tradition, by adding a further concert on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August.    More details of all these concerts, including how to book tickets for the Midsummer Jazz, will be in our spring newsletter.
 


Price: Free


Sunday 25 June 2017 - 10 am to 4 pm

Veteran Tree Survey and Ecological History

Sharon Brown

The important historical parkland of Greenwich Park, much of it on steep slopes giving stunning views across the Thames estuary (in good weather), is also the setting for an array of veteran trees. We will survey their ecology and importance as a habitat and look at the development of the parkland within its landscape.
For further information on the course or to book your place, visit the Field Studies Council web site. If you are unable to find the information you need, contact the office on 01306 734 501. Places are limited, book early to avoid disapointment. Details subject to change, please check details on the FSC wesbsite.
This event is run by Field Studies Council (FSC) London, delivering Education in the Royal Parks in partnership with The Royal Parks.


Price: £25


Saturday 24 June 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.



Saturday 24 June 2017 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Royal Greenwich Big Band and Greenwich Steel Band

Bandstand Concert - Royal Greenwich Big Band and Greenwich Steel Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

This is our first bandstand concert in 2017. From now until the end of August, there will be concerts at the Bandstand every Sunday. And this year we are reviving an old tradition, by adding a further concert on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August.    More details of all these concerts, including how to book tickets for the Midsummer Jazz, will be in our spring newsletter.
 


Price: Free


Friday 23 June 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 18 June 2017 - 12.30pm 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, who will be supported by the talented local youngsters of the Greenwich Steel Band. This is an event for the whole family, held in the Observatory Gardens.

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

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

Adults £7 on the gate, under 16 free.

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



 



Thursday 15 June 2017 - 4pm to 7pm

Free Bike MOT

Free Bike MOT

Great Cross Avenue, Greenwich Park

The Royal Parks is hosting Bike Week 2017 across London’s Royal Parks.  Cyclists will be able to get a free bike ‘MOT’ and police security marking, and hear more about how the parks are encouraging safe and considerate cycling.
The team will be available at Greenwich Park (Great Cross Avenue) on Thursday 15 June, 4pm - 7pm.
The Royal Parks’ Bike Week activities are part of a wider project to improve cycling across the parks.
Projects include:
improvements to a range of junctions, entrances and exits to the parks to make them safer for all users including cyclists;
continued work with Transport for London and the Mayor’s Office on the development of the Cycle Superhighway to make it as safe as possible for cyclists; and
the development of  behavioural change initiatives to encourage all park users to be considerate to each other including improved signage and information.
Read more about cycling in The Royal Parks here.



Wednesday 14 June 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.

 

 



Sunday 11 June 2017 - 8.30 am

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Julia Holland
Blackheath Gate

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

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


Price: Free


Saturday 10 June 2017 - 7 pm

Introduction to Moths and Moth Trapping

Tim Harris

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

Timetable
Day 1
1900 Registration
1930 Welcome, Health and Safety
1940 Introduction - moth lifecycles, and lifestyles. Introduction to identification
2015 Setting up the moth traps
2200 End of day 1
Day 2
0700 Welcome
0715 Opening the moth trap. Identification of species caught.
1045 Taking your interest further and Course Reviews
1100 Course finishes

For further information on the course or to book your place, visit the Field Studies Council web site If you are unable to find the information you need, contact the office on 01306 734 501. Places are limited, book early to avoid disapointment. Details subject to change, please check details on the FSC wesbsite.
This event is run by Field Studies Council (FSC) London, delivering Education in the Royal Parks in partnership with The Royal Parks.


Price: £37 per person


Wednesday 7 June 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 5 June 2017 - 2.30 pm

Reminiscence Day Meeting

Wildlife Centre

The Greenwich Park History Group is hoping to gather information about the Park from locals.

Please come along for a cup of tea, some cake and a chat. Your memories could really help us.

If you are interested in attending, please email info@friendsofgreenwichpark.org.uk

 

 



Friday 2 June 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 2nd June.

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 



May

Tuesday 30 May 2017 - 1.30 appm to 3.30 pm

Park Families: Pond Dipping: Dragonflies & Damselflies

Greenwich Park

Come and explore our ponds and discover something new about the amazing creatures that live within!

Please note that while siblings are welcome to join us, the activities are aimed at children aged 5 to 11 years.
Make sure to bring appropriate clothing and footwear in case the ground is muddy, and plenty of enthusiasm.
Booking required.

For further information on the course or to book your place click here
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: £5 per child, Adults £2


Tuesday 30 May 2017 - 10.30 am to 11.45 am

Parkland Play: Minibeast World

Greenwich Park

Creepies, crawlies, buzzers, flappers and wigglies - come explore the world of minibeasts!

Please note that while siblings are welcome to join us, the activities are aimed at children aged 18 months to 4 years.
Make sure to bring appropriate clothing and footwear in case the ground is muddy, and plenty of enthusiasm.
Booking required.

For further information on the course or to book your place click here
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: £5 per child


Sunday 28 May 2017 - 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 27 May 2017 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre CANCELLED

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre CANCELLED

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

The Drop In on 27th May has been cancelled.

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



Wednesday 24 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.