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.


Our new sign is on its way!

The new sign for Garthorne Road

After a lot of hard work, the new sign for Garthorne Road is on its way.  This sign is similar in style to the ones at some of the Council’s other reserves such as Devonshire Road, Burnt Ash Pond and Grove Park.  It will now feel more part of the ‘family’ and it is very welcome.  A huge thank you to all of the friends, the children of Dalmain Primary School who did the designs and of course Rebecca Woodall, who put the whole thing together.

The sign itself, was made possible thanks to the Kenneth White legacy Award.

Friends of Garthorne Road minutes and funding

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The latest Friends Group minutes are now available for all to view.  At this latest meeting the Friends discussed how they should spend their £2500 funding on.  The grant is specifically to improve the entrance to the site, but there are a lot of options open to them.

The funding has come as part of the Kenneth White legacy.  Kenneth White, ‘was a widely published author of local environmental, social and geographical issues.’  He sadly passed away in 2012, but bequeathed some money to Lewisham’s Nature Reserves.  It was agreed by the Lewisham Biodiversity Partnership that part of this money should be used as grants which for local Friends Groups could bid for to make improvements to their site.  The first of these grants was awarded to the Friends of Garthorne Road to improve the entrance to the nature reserve and make it more welcoming.