To keep our members informed about latest news and events we update this website frequently.

News item headlines are listed in order of publication - most recent on top. Click the headline to see the full item.

Members also receive the Friends Newsletter, printed and sent out (or delivered - by Friends volunteers) 3 times a year. It presents the most relevant news items as well as details of forthcoming events. The front page of the most recent edition is on this website under Newsletter.

News review

RSPB BIG GARDEN BIRD WATCH
24 January 2017

Nature Trail Dig-In for January CANCELLED
23 January 2017

New Royal Parks Charity Trustees Announced
7 December 2016

Letter from the Chairs of the Royal Parks Friends in The Times
5 December 2016

Do you like hedgerows? This is your chance to plant one
24 November 2016

Public Meeting
22 November 2016

A number of people have been very generous either with gifts or with their time. 
10 November 2016

A multi-million pound plan to uncover the hidden gems of one of the world’s most important parks has been unveiled by The Royal Parks today.
2 November 2016

Follow the blog for the Queen's Orchard
23 October 2016

Sucessful Bandstand Season
1 September 2016

London's eight Royal parks receive prestigious Green Flag Award
5 August 2016

Online Survey
11 July 2016

Dig Diary
8 July 2016

Royal Parks welcome Loyd Grossman CBE as new Chairman
4 July 2016

The Skyline Campaign
27 June 2016

Community Archaeological
26 June 2016

Bandstand Concerts in Greenwich Park in Summer 2016
25 June 2016

Plant Sale
20 June 2016

Cedar tree in flower garden hit by lightning
6 May 2016

History Group Meeting
13 April 2016

The 23rd AGM takes place on 12 April 2016
5 April 2016

Behind the scenes at Hyde Park
23 March 2016

Royal Parks status change approved
23 March 2016

Visit to Westcombe Woodlands
22 March 2016

Deer Park Improvements
20 March 2016

Message from Andrew Scattergood
10 March 2016

Tree damage by dogs
2 March 2016

Flower Garden
1 March 2016

New charitable body to manage the Royal Parks
18 February 2016

Herbaceous Border
10 February 2016

A Right Royal Buzz
8 February 2016

World War I Project
15 January 2016

Flower Garden Closure
10 January 2016

Annual Lecture 2016: Painters and the Park
1 January 2016

Royal Parks to change status
30 December 2015

New policing arrangements
15 December 2015

BBC Radio 4s Gardeners Question Time
30 November 2015

Special Constable Recruitment
29 November 2015

The Queens Orchard Harvest Festival
20 November 2015

Trial Excavations on the Old Keepers Cottage site
16 November 2015

History Group meet again
12 October 2015

Harvest Festival @ The Queens Orchard in Greenwich Park
10 September 2015

Bandstand concert TODAY CANCELLED
26 July 2015

Visit to the Creekside Centre by the Friends of Greenwich Park on 23rd May 2015
23 July 2015

Joint Statement from The Royal Parks and The Royal Parks Foundation
23 July 2015

Music in the Park
19 July 2015

The Community Archaeological Project
6 July 2015

Plant Sale
6 July 2015

History Group
24 June 2015

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival
21 June 2015

Bike Week 2015
10 June 2015

Bandstand Concerts in Greenwich Park in Summer 2015
6 June 2015

Hedgehogs in Regents Park
1 June 2015

Midsummer Jazz in the Park
29 May 2015

A Summer of Live Music at the Pavilion Cafe
27 May 2015

Flash Dig-in 31st March 2105
31 March 2015

Toilet charges begin on 23 March
23 February 2015

Playground Improvements
19 February 2015

South Quay Masterplan
18 February 2015

Closure of the Flower garden
15 February 2015

Vehicle Parking Restrictions
6 February 2015

Tennis Courts Open
5 February 2015

The Friends Annual Lecture 2015: Many Mansions is SOLD OUT
3 February 2015

Visitor Survey
27 January 2015

Christmas Tree Sales
14 November 2014

Animals in winter - hibernation, migration and adaptation
10 November 2014

Spot Paddington in the Royal Parks
3 November 2014

Tennis Courts
23 October 2014

Toilet charging in the Royal Parks
20 October 2014

Nature Trail Dig-In cancelled
26 August 2014

South London Lindy Hoppers in Greenwich Park
31 July 2014

Londons eight Royal Parks receive prestigious Green Flag Award
28 July 2014

Pavilion Cafe Jazz and Barbeque
20 July 2014

Books about Town benches make an appearance in Greenwich Park
11 July 2014

Community Archaeology Project - Old Keepers Cottage
10 July 2014

Herbaceous Border
7 July 2014

MIDSUMMER JAZZ IN THE PARK
1 June 2014

Friends to sponsor Bandstand Concerts
24 May 2014

Planting underway for Londons largest herbaceous border
31 March 2014

The 21st AGM takes place on 19 June 2014
23 March 2014

Annual Lecture
1 February 2014

Looking for Park volunteers
16 November 2013

Fancy a walk and help the Friends?
1 November 2013

Fungus Foray
1 October 2013

Friends to sponsor Bandstand Concerts
28 June 2013

Elmley Marshes
23 June 2013

Park looks set to be in better condition than before the Games
27 April 2013

Pears, plums and peaches in The Queens Orchard
16 April 2013

New arrivals for St James Park as three Great White pelicans take up residence in front of Buckingham Palace
26 March 2013

Visit to RSPB Nature Reserve at Elmley Marshes on 16 May
20 March 2013

ANNUAL LECTURE 2013 - Cosmos and Culture
23 January 2013

Greenwich Park Road and Footpath Improvements REVISED DATES
11 January 2013

Keeping the Friends active
4 December 2012

Outings to the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum
1 December 2012

A visit to the Orchard
1 December 2012

Christmas Tree Sales
17 November 2012

New Corporate Friend
15 November 2012

Royal Parks to charge for toilets
10 November 2012

\'The Pixie Dust of the Olympics
5 November 2012

Penalty Notices
1 November 2012

The Donkey Man
31 October 2012

LOCOG letter
6 September 2012

Outing to Northward Hill and Cliffe Pools
2 September 2012

Park Re-opening
22 August 2012

Bandstand Field Opens
11 August 2012

Olympics Update
4 August 2012

The Olympics are here
26 July 2012

The Royal Parks keeps the Green Flags flying high
25 July 2012

Lake makeover brings amphibians back to Greenwich Park
24 July 2012

Olympic Torch in Greenwich Park
20 July 2012

Penalty Notices
3 July 2012

Olympics and Paralympics Park Closures
28 June 2012

Greenwich Park Tennis Centre
27 June 2012

The GetAheadoftheGames Road Shows are coming to your local area
21 June 2012

Olympics Update
15 June 2012

Mid-Summer Jazz is back again in Greenwich Park
11 June 2012

From the London 2012 Greenwich Park team
7 June 2012

Olympics Update May
15 May 2012

Olympics Reinstatement
15 May 2012

Open Garden Squares Weekend Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June 2012 Squares & Garden Helpers Needed!
17 April 2012

The Friends have had 20 busy years
12 April 2012

Olympics Timetable
4 April 2012

One Way System in Park
16 February 2012

Digging In The Nature Trail
3 February 2012

Greenwich Planning Board Approves Olympics
26 January 2012

Blackheath Gates
20 January 2012

Spade work needed
1 January 2012

Chief Executive of the Royal Parks announced
21 December 2011

All the Fun of the Fair! Greenwich Fair and the Revels
30 November 2011

Games time transport plans on show
14 October 2011

Matthew Biggs is our celebrity guest
26 September 2011

Henry Moore Sculpture Returns to the Park
7 September 2011

Visit to RSPB Nature Reserve at Elmley Marshes
8 August 2011

Report on Bird Walk 31st July 2011
6 August 2011

Visit to Down House, Home of Charles Darwin
31 July 2011

June showers fail to dampen Jazz joy
18 July 2011

Test Event
11 July 2011

Playground
2 July 2011

Trees
1 July 2011

Absorbing Wildlife Open Day
30 June 2011

Test Event Preparation
30 June 2011

Successful Plant Stall Sells Out
20 June 2011

Report on Bird Walk 22nd May 2011
6 June 2011

Chairmans Report for the Annual General Meeting on 19 May 2011
20 May 2011

London 2012 Test Events
9 May 2011

Report on Bird Walk 16th April 2011
2 May 2011

Olympics Update - the Test Event
5 April 2011

Report on Bird Walk 13th February 2011
4 March 2011

Report on Bird Walk 30th January 2011
3 March 2011

Greenwich Park Playground Enhancement Project
16 February 2011

Our Unruly Queen : The Life of Queen Caroline
6 February 2011

Olympics Update
29 January 2011

Work begins on the cross country course
8 December 2010

The Future of the Royal Parks
6 December 2010

Dig-in in the Nature Trail
4 December 2010

A report on the October 2010 Fungus Foray
4 December 2010

Volunteers uncover remains of seventeenth century building
2 December 2010

Cancelled due to bad weather
1 December 2010

Discoveries during the community archaeology project
1 December 2010

2012 Olympics Cross Country Course Update
15 November 2010

Midsummer Jazz Concert
10 October 2010

Memorial for Jenni Newnham
16 September 2010

Greenwich Park community archaeology dig in partnership with English Heritage
18 August 2010

Greenwich Park ground preparation work begins for 2012
9 August 2010

Olympic Consultative Group
2 August 2010

Record turnout for Friends' Midsummer Jazz in the Park
23 June 2010

Another Successful Plant Sale
20 June 2010

Report on 13 June Bird Walk
18 June 2010

Horse Chestnut Bleeding Canker
24 May 2010

The Tempest
21 May 2010

Latest report of the Bird Recording Group
13 May 2010

Postponement of the Moth Trapping 11am 15 May 2010
12 May 2010

Report on 18 April Bird Walk
25 April 2010

Forum of the Friends of the Royal Parks
21 April 2010

Butterfly and Moth News
9 April 2010

Summer Bird Arriving
7 April 2010

Chairmans Annual Report
6 April 2010

Park speed limit reduced from 30 to 20mph
4 April 2010

Spring 2010 Newsletter published
3 April 2010

The Friends respond to LOCOGS planning application
24 March 2010

More birds in Secret Garden Wildlife Centre
21 March 2010

Bird Walk on Sunday 14 March 2010
16 March 2010

EDF Energy to install an HV electricity cable
11 March 2010

Mature tree scheduled for removal
11 March 2010

New Friends website finally launched!
7 March 2010

Annual lecture a great success.
26 February 2010

Greenwich Park Equestrian Olympic Planning Applications - The Friends' Response
15 January 2010

LOCOG submits Greenwich Park planning application
8 December 2009

2012 Equestrian events update
15 October 2009

Equestrian events meeting for the Friends is on 23 September
15 July 2009

Main entrance
15 July 2009

Pub in the Park is a family event
15 July 2009

October talk to commemorate General Wolfe
15 July 2009

Planting upgrade for the Observatory Gardens
15 July 2009

Awards for Edward Hills photospheres
15 July 2009

Midsummer Jazz the best yet
15 July 2009

Plants sold well at the Farmers Market
15 July 2009

The Friends have a new chairman
15 July 2009

Editor needed for Newsletter and website
15 July 2009

Support for the campaign for local food
15 May 2009

Pat Rae exhibits tree prints
15 May 2009

Friends AGM is on Thursday 21 May
15 May 2009

Special offer for Friends for Anthony Quineys book on the Park
15 May 2009