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Fungus Foray
1 October 2017
Woodturning pieces from Greenwich Park timber
15 September 2017
Harvest Festival
14 September 2017

Fungus Foray

1 October 2017

The annual search for fungi in the Park will take place on 25th October at 11 am. Meet Anne Andrews at 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.


Woodturning pieces from Greenwich Park timber

15 September 2017

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.


Harvest Festival

14 September 2017

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.