Volunteer building a dead-hedge as shelter for invertebrates and hedgehogs

Garthorne Road Nature Reserve volunteering news

The friends do a range of tasks from September to March over from litter-picking to meadow improvement. if interested please contact the friends for further information


Sunday 31st March
Some further habitat work, planting four hornbeams donated to the group from London Wildlife Trust
The Great North Wood project and also constructing dead hedging from the brash cut down by Network rail also clearing a path and creating a dead-hedge as a shelter for Invertebrates and hedgehogs. (Weather permitting).


Saturday 20th April
First public open day of the year 2pm – 4pm with an general wildlife guided walk at 2:30pm

All workdays run 11am – 3:30pm with a break around 1pm, bring a drink and food if required. Please let us know which sessions you would like to come to so that we can provide sufficient tools and for the number of volunteers we are expecting and please let as know when you are at the gate so we can let you in as it will be kept locked to stop unauthorised access. If you are letting us know at the last minute please text Ernie (Chair and task days organiser) on 07707023359.

We have gloves in limited supply, please bring gardening gloves if you have them and wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather and safety.

This program workdays is subject to change or cancellation at short notice due to weather conditions and other matters out of the control of the friends group. Tasks maybe swapped between workdays as necessary.

No Barbecues or dogs please.
Sorry: No on-site toilets
Workday will be cancelled if raining or windy
Entrance in Beadnell Road

If you require more information please contact the Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve

Website: Garthorne Road Nature Reserve
Facebook: Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve

Twitter: @garthorneroadnr
Lewisham Conservation Officer:



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