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.

Coming events

May

Friday 27 May 2016 - 9.30 am

Nature Trail Dig-In

Nature Trail Dig-In

Wildlife Centre

Over the last couple of years a group of volunteers has helped with removing unwanted invasive species in the Nature Trail and planting appropriate native specimens. This is a continuing project. They also helped planting the replacement hedge after the Leylandii along the fence in the Flower Garden had been removed.  The last Friday of the month at 9.30am has been chosen to get on with this work. If you have not been involved before, do come along. Equipment is provided as well as refreshments. We normally work until about 12.30pm, but you can arrive later or peel off early if need be. We meet up at the Wildlife Centre. If you have not done this before and want to know more, please contact Sue Yates on 020 8692 1760.  



Friday 27 May 2016 - 5 pm

Bio Blitz at Brompton Cemetry

Bio Blitz at Brompton Cemetry

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

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

 



Saturday 28 May 2016 - 1pm to 4pm

‘Drop In’ at the Wildlife Centre

‘Drop In’ at the Wildlife Centre

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

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide.



Sunday 29 May 2016 - 9.00 am

Guided Bird Walk

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

 

 

Mistle Thrush



June

Wednesday 1 June 2016 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

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

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

Soon four beehives will be added at the far end of the Orchard, with plans for beekeeping demonstrations.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Wednesday 1 June 2016 - 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

Pond Dipping

Greenwich Park

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


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


Saturday 11 June 2016 - 9.30 am

Run for Diabetes

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



Wednesday 15 June 2016 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

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

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

Soon four beehives will be added at the far end of the Orchard, with plans for beekeeping demonstrations.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Sunday 19 June 2016 - 1pm to 3.30pm

Jazz in the Park

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

Gardens open from 12.00 pm.

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

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

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



Friday 24 June 2016 - 9.30 am

Nature Trail Dig-In

Nature Trail Dig-In

Wildlife Centre

Over the last couple of years a group of volunteers has helped with removing unwanted invasive species in the Nature Trail and planting appropriate native specimens. This is a continuing project. They also helped planting the replacement hedge after the Leylandii along the fence in the Flower Garden had been removed.  The last Friday of the month at 9.30am has been chosen to get on with this work. If you have not been involved before, do come along. Equipment is provided as well as refreshments. We normally work until about 12.30pm, but you can arrive later or peel off early if need be. We meet up at the Wildlife Centre. If you have not done this before and want to know more, please contact Sue Yates on 020 8692 1760.  



Saturday 25 June 2016 - 1pm to 4pm

‘Drop In’ at the Wildlife Centre

‘Drop In’ at the Wildlife Centre

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

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide.



Sunday 26 June 2016 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Greenwich Steel Band and Royal Greenwich Big Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

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


Price: Free


Sunday 26 June 2016 - 9.30 am

The Royal Parks 10k Summer Race Series

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



Wednesday 29 June 2016 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

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

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

Soon four beehives will be added at the far end of the Orchard, with plans for beekeeping demonstrations.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



July

Sunday 3 July 2016 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Belvedere Concert Band

Bandstand Concert - Belvedere Concert Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

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

For further information on the band see:

http://www.belvedereconcertband.co.uk


Price: Free


Monday 4 July 2016 to Friday 15 July 2016 - 10.30 am

The Community Archaeological Project

The Community Archaeological Project

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

The activity is free of charge for members.

Morning session 10.30 am-1.00 pm

Afternoon session 1.00 pm-4.00 pm

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



Wednesday 6 July 2016 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

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

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

Soon four beehives will be added at the far end of the Orchard, with plans for beekeeping demonstrations.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Sunday 10 July 2016 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - London Gay Symphonic Winds

Bandstand Concert - London Gay Symphonic Winds

Greenwich Park Bandstand

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


Price: Free


Wednesday 13 July 2016 - 3pm to 6pm

The Community Archaeological Project Open Event

The Community Archaeological Project Open Event

Come and see our findings.

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



Sunday 17 July 2016 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - The Crystal Palace Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

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


Price: Free


Wednesday 20 July 2016 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

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

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

Soon four beehives will be added at the far end of the Orchard, with plans for beekeeping demonstrations.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Saturday 23 July 2016 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Blackheath Halls Community Opera

Greenwich Park Bandstand

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

 


Price: Free


Sunday 24 July 2016 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Lewisham Concert Band

Bandstand Concert - Lewisham Concert Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

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

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

 


Price: Free


Wednesday 27 July 2016 - 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

Sumer Meadow Sweep

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


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


Friday 29 July 2016 - 9.30 am

Nature Trail Dig-In

Nature Trail Dig-In

Wildlife Centre

Over the last couple of years a group of volunteers has helped with removing unwanted invasive species in the Nature Trail and planting appropriate native specimens. This is a continuing project. They also helped planting the replacement hedge after the Leylandii along the fence in the Flower Garden had been removed.  The last Friday of the month at 9.30am has been chosen to get on with this work. If you have not been involved before, do come along. Equipment is provided as well as refreshments. We normally work until about 12.30pm, but you can arrive later or peel off early if need be. We meet up at the Wildlife Centre. If you have not done this before and want to know more, please contact Sue Yates on 020 8692 1760.  



Saturday 30 July 2016 - 1pm to 4pm

‘Drop In’ at the Wildlife Centre

‘Drop In’ at the Wildlife Centre

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

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide.



Sunday 31 July 2016 - 2.30 pm

Bandstand Concert - Silver Ghosts

Bandstand Concert - Silver Ghosts

Greenwich Park Bandstand

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


Price: Free


August

Wednesday 3 August 2016 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

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

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

Soon four beehives will be added at the far end of the Orchard, with plans for beekeeping demonstrations.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Wednesday 3 August 2016 - 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

Using nature to survive

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


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


Sunday 7 August 2016 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - The Lambeth Wind Orchestra

Greenwich Park Bandstand

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


Price: Free


Wednesday 10 August 2016 - 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

Bird Spotting

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


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


Sunday 14 August 2016 - 3 pm

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

Greenwich Park Bandstand

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


Price: Free


Wednesday 17 August 2016 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

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

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

Soon four beehives will be added at the far end of the Orchard, with plans for beekeeping demonstrations.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Wednesday 17 August 2016 - 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

Conservation in Greenwich Park

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

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


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


Friday 19 August 2016 - 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

Interesting Invertebrates

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


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


Sunday 21 August 2016 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Hooray Tabasco

Bandstand Concert - Hooray Tabasco

Greenwich Park Bandstand

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

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

 


Price: Free


Wednesday 24 August 2016 - 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

Terrific Trees

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


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


Friday 26 August 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.  



Saturday 27 August 2016 - 1pm to 4pm

‘Drop In’ at the Wildlife Centre

‘Drop In’ at the Wildlife Centre

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

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide.



Sunday 28 August 2016 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Greenwich Concert Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

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


Price: Free


Wednesday 31 August 2016 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

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

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

Soon four beehives will be added at the far end of the Orchard, with plans for beekeeping demonstrations.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



September

Wednesday 7 September 2016 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

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

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

Soon four beehives will be added at the far end of the Orchard, with plans for beekeeping demonstrations.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots whilst anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the plots should contact Sue Yates on sueyates@ntlworld.com

 

 



Wednesday 21 September 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

 

 



Friday 23 September 2016 - 9.30 am

Nature Trail Dig-In

Nature Trail Dig-In

Wildlife Centre

Over the last couple of years a group of volunteers has helped with removing unwanted invasive species in the Nature Trail and planting appropriate native specimens. This is a continuing project. They also helped planting the replacement hedge after the Leylandii along the fence in the Flower Garden had been removed.  The last Friday of the month at 9.30am has been chosen to get on with this work. If you have not been involved before, do come along. Equipment is provided as well as refreshments. We normally work until about 12.30pm, but you can arrive later or peel off early if need be. We meet up at the Wildlife Centre. If you have not done this before and want to know more, please contact Sue Yates on 020 8692 1760.  



Saturday 24 September 2016 - 1pm to 4pm

‘Drop In’ at the Wildlife Centre

‘Drop In’ at the Wildlife Centre

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

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide.



October

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

 

 



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

 

 



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)


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.  



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.



November

Wednesday 2 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

 

 



Wednesday 16 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

 

 



Friday 25 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.  



Saturday 26 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.



December

Wednesday 7 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

 

 



Friday 16 December 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.  



Saturday 17 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.