Garthorne Road Nature Reserve Open Day today

The Friends are open the reserve today come and have a look around to see the wildlife and bring a picnic along if you want. .There will be some children activities such as hunting mini beasts as well a Tree Trail sheet as well.

Suggested donation £2
Please note there are no toilets on the site.
Sorry No Dogs or BBQ’S please.

The Garthorne Road Nature Reserve is run wholly by volunteers. Any profits or donations are used to maintain or improve the Nature Reserve and provide educational events for the local community. Donations to the reserve is welcomed.

The Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve conduct monthly volunteer days are on the second Saturday of each month and starts at 11am – 3.30pm. We meet at main entrance on Beadnell Road. The work ranges from controlling non-native species to surveying and recording the many wildlife species. if you wish to join us please reserve a place.

Further information can be found on the Garthorne Road Nature Reserve Volunteering page.As per government guidance, Covid-19 restrictions ended on Monday 19th July 2021 across England. However, the Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve will still maintain certain precautions across various areas of operation and Lewisham Council Nature Conservation managers have been given the choice to incorporate elements of previous guidance in order to make ourselves and volunteers feel comfortable and safe whilst volunteering.

How to find us:
Main gate is at North end of Beadnell Road next to the alleyway to Garthorne Road.


Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve Workday

Saturday 13th July

11:00am – 3:30pm

Garthorne Road Nature Reserve volunteers

Book here

The next workday we will be making some paths safe for the Open Day and cutting back invasive species. After lunch either volunteer tree ID training or conduct butterfly transect recording the number of species on-site. Please bring lunch and drinking water and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and sturdy shoes (preferably steel toe cap boots).

The Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve are continuing their conservation workdays to maintain and preserve the nature reserve and increase the biodiversity. If you have any questions please contact the Conservation Co-ordinator Ernie Thomason at or

Please note there are no toilets on the site you are welcome to find a bush!. Tickets will be offered on a first come first serve basis. There will be a waitlist so if you book a ticket but something comes up and you can no longer attend please cancel your ticket on Eventbrite so that it will become available for someone else. We’ll continue to maintain the following precautions: Volunteer numbers will be limited.

Please do not attend if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been asked to isolate by the NHS Test and Trace. If you do have Covid-19 symptoms or need to isolate and get tested, please inform us should you test positive after recently attending a volunteer session. We will then inform other attendees (anonymously) and advise/take the necessary safety precautions. Hand sanitiser will be available. We will maintain distance during tasks and refreshment breaks as much as possible, unless the specific task at hand requires closer contact, in which case, the use of masks is advised, but is ultimately at individual’s discretion. Contact with shared items (including tools) should be minimised and where possible, Many thanks and see you soon! Ernie (Conservation Co-ordinator)