Cancellation of all Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve events

COVID – 19 Coronavirus

The Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve committee has taken the difficult decision of cancellation of all the groups upcoming workdays and events including Open Days in line with the government’s new advice to avoid non-essential travel and contact.

Blackthorn blossom

If you are symptom free, we encourage you to get outside and enjoy the weather and enjoy the spring weather and emerging flowers like the blackthorn blossom above. Nature reserves such as One Tree Hill or Sydenham Hill and Dulwich woods are still open or local parks such as Horniman Gardens (Museum is closed), Hilly Fields or Dulwich Park. Please avoid public transport and close contact with others by social distancing ensuring you are 2 metres away from other people (Unless it is you same householder member(s) when you are out and about.

It’s a real shame that we’ll have to take a break from all the fantastic work we’ve been doing but I’d like to take this moment to thank you for the volunteers who have helped improve the reserve with their hard work and dedication over the last few months.

We apologies to everyone who was planning to attend upcoming workdays and will let you know of any changes to the groups position on this as they occur.
Please keeping checking the groups multi -media pages or contact us by e-mail.

Website: Garthorne Road Nature Reserve

Facebook: Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve

Twitter: @garthorneroadnr


Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve Taskday

Beadnell Road Dead -hedge

Saturday 7th March

11:00 – 3:30pm

Upcoming Dates
Please note, some activities are subject to change.

Saturday 7th  March

We will be extending the deadhedging from the already cut materials and if no nesting birds and will continue to cut out invasive species andplant the last donated Hornbeam sapling.

Saturday 4th April

Friends will be installing path edging to keep the visitors on the right path and to stop the been widen. In the afternoon will be surveying for first signs of spring.

What you need to know

 All workdays run from 11:00 -15:30 with break for lunch at 1pm. 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 note the gate will be locked to stop unauthorised access, please contact me by text or phone on 07707023359 so we can let you in. If you are letting us know at the last minute please text Ernie (Chair and task days organiser) on the above number. 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. Please bring  food and drinks if required. 

For further information see below

E-mail :

Facebook : Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve

Website: Garthorne Road Nature Reserve

Twitter: @garthorneroadnr