Sunday Morning Bird Walks
Usually once a month on Sunday mornings. Meet at the Blackheath Gate at 8.30am. For dates and times, check the Current Events section of this website or the notice boards in the Park office and in the Pavilion Tea House.
The Friends have organised an Annual Lecture in late winter or early spring since 1994. Topics are linked to Greenwich Park and related interests. The 2019 Annual Lecture was given by Will Palin on the recent restoration of the Painted Hall in The Old Royal naval College.
Past lecturers have included Loyd Grossman on the future of The Royal Parks, Greenwich-based writer Lindsey Davis, author of the ‘Falco’ Roman detective stories; historian Dr David Starkey on the Tudors in Greenwich; architect Sir Terry Farrell on the need for a new Royal Park for the Thames Gateway; naval historian Dr Colin White on the importance of Lord Nelson’s management style at the Battle of Trafalgar and, in 2006, former politician and collector of 18th century political cartoons, Lord Kenneth Baker, on George IV, Cad or Catalyst?
Family Wildlife Activities Around the Wildlife Centre in the Flower Garden
The Friends of Greenwich Park and the Royal Parks organise family wildlife activities in the Park on the last Saturday of each month. However these monthly activities are currently suspended until the new Education Centre is completed (part of the Greenwich Park Revealed Project).
Activities vary from seed planting, discussion of the deer (who are temporarily away from Greenwich while their area has noisy work taking place), looking at ecology and pollution problems and thinking how we can all help to be more aware. Each month activities will change as the seasons progress.
There is no need to book, just turn up. It is free and we would love to see you.
The Friends continue to offer free Guided Tree Walks to members. They have all been fully subscribed and afterwards the participants received a tree identification sheet and a list of good reference books. Walks usually take place in January, April and October. The walks are restricted to members only and a limited number.
The Queen's Orchard
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 works with local schools on the vegetable plots
Sport and Fitness
For regular events, see here