Annual Bake-off and Cake Sale 2021

Ours Annual Bake-off and Cake sale was once again a success with very interesting entries from an edible flower cake to an Hungarian cheesecake. We had about 120 visitors and raised about £132.25 towards purchasing interpretation boards for the reserve. Which we had two entries an Adult baker and a Junior baker winners.

More updates to follow.

Reserve Open Day

Saturday 21th August

2 – 5 pm

No pre-booking required

The Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve  are once again opening up the reserve for the public. Come and explore this quiet wildlife oasis bring a picnic and do the tree trail or mini beast hunt.

Suggested donation £2

We are co-vid safe but please wear a mask if queuing occurs and keep your distance from other visitors

Are you interested in helping out?. We have regular workdays to maintain the reserve ranging from cutting the paths to controlling invasive species and building dead hedges for mammals

2nd Saturday of each month, ours next one is:

11th September

16th October

We open the reserve to the public from April to October and are looking for volunteers to help us?.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19

Hand sanitiser will be available

We will be maintaining a 2m distance at all times.

Garthorne Road Nature Reserve it totally run and maintained by volunteers in partnership with Lewisham Council,  are you interested  in getting involved in the Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve (FoGNNR) volunteering as a  committee member or assist in managing the reserve on the  monthly workdays which are either on a Saturday or Sunday you can stay for as little or the whole day as you wish? garthorneroadnaturereserve.com/about/

Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve Taskday

IMG_5297Saturday 3rd November

10am – 1pm

Due to the last task day been cancelled on 14th October because of the weather. The friends will continue to install step-building and also handrails and path edging to improve public access, some heavy lifting involved.

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

No Barbecues or dogs please.

Sorry: No on-site toilets

Workday will be canceled if raining or windy

Entrance in Beadnell Road

Please bring gloves if you have them and wear suitable clothing and footwear
Bring a drink and food if required
if require any more information please contact us;

E-mail: contact@garthorneroad.org.uk

Website: garthorneroadnaturereserve,com

Facebook: Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve

Twitter: @garthorneroadnr

Friends of Garthorne Road Task Day

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Volunteer constructing steps

Sunday 14th October

10am – 1pm

Due to the last task day been cancelled on 23rd September due to the severe weather. The friends will continue to install step-building and also handrails and path edging to improve public access, some heavy lifting involved.

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.

No Barbecues or dogs please.

Sorry: No on-site toilets

Workday will be canceled if raining or windy

Entrance in Beadnell Road

Please bring gloves if you have them and wear suitable clothing and footwear

Bring a drink and food if required
if require any more information please contact us;

Email: contact@garthorneroad.org.uk

Facebook: Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve

Website: Garthorne Road Nature Reserve
Twitter: @garthorneroadnr

 

Friends of Garthorne Road Workday Saturday 2nd December 10am – 1pm

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contact@friendsofgarthorneroad.org.ukBen tamping down the gravel

We will be installing path edging around the reserve to stop trampling and the paths getting wide and also time permitting install a couple of steps and hand rails, some heavy lifting involved.Tools will be provided, please bring gloves.

Event will be cancelled in heavy rain or strong winds

Please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear.
For further details contact the Friends send a message.

E-mail:contact@friendsofgarthorneroad.org.uk
Facebook: Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve
Twitter : #garthorneroadnr

Garthorne Road Nature Reserve blog is here!

Help us improve this fantastic site
Help us improve this fantastic site

Hi there and welcome to our new site.  We hope that this blog will help us generate interest in this fantastic site and encourage local people to visit and take part in events and open days.  We can not do this alone, so if you are interested, please contact Lewisham’s Nature Conservation Officer, Jess Kyle who will be able to give you more information.

We really hope to establish a friends group for this site and will be writing more about this in due course.