Volunteer conservation workdays for 2023

Green lanes of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve


We will continue to the monthly Conservation workdays (weather permitting) a on the following dates 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Then on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

11th March

8th April

13th May

10th June

8th July

12th August

9th September

An maximum numbers of 8 volunteers plus the workday leader.

Please book your place below this to allow us to know how volunteers and ensure enough tools and gloves available.

Please e-mail the group secretary at garthorne.reserve@gmail.com

Tickets will be offered on a first come first serve basis.

We do a mixture of tasks from dead and live hedging, thinning trees putting in path edging to prevent trampling to allow the ground flora flourish and also some species removal and also we had volunteer training in species ID also surveying the site for butterflies and plants.

We are Covid safe and have prevention measures in place. Please follow these guide. Because it is a closed site to the public making it easier to maintain social distancing. We’ll be running volunteering a bit differently to keep everyone safe and will be maintaining the following precautions:

Please do not attend if you have symptoms of COVID-19

Please avoid using public transport if you can

Hand washing facilities and hand sanitiser will be available

Please bring your own gardening gloves if you have them? otherwise we will supply you with an clean washed pair of gloves.

Please bring a hot/cold drinks and food as required.

We will be limiting volunteer numbers to 8 plus the leader per workday

We will disinfect tools before and after each session

Please wash clothes that you wear to the sessions regularly

We have be doing some heavy tasks and will require steel toe footwear and they will also be some tasks available that don’t require these but if you have some please bring them.

Please bring lunch and drinking water and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and sturdy shoes (preferably steel toe cap boots).

Please note there are no toilets on the site but you are welcome to find a bush!

Many thanks and see you soon!