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Greenwich Park Revealed Open Days - March 9th and March 12th
5 March 2017
Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.
5 January 2017

Greenwich Park Revealed Open Days - March 9th and March 12th

5 March 2017

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.

Two open days will be held this week as part of the consutative process:

Thursday 9 March at Vanbrugh Park Gate from 10 am to 4 pm

Sunday 12 March at Great Cross Avenue 9near the Pavilion Tea Housse) from 10 am to 4 pm

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

 


Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

5 January 2017

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 (9.00am), 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