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:
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/
Saturday 17th July
2pm – 5pm
No booking required. But we still need to follow the CO-VID 19 restrictions. Please either walk or cycle if possible you can secure your bike inside the reserve limited space avaible and avoid using public transport.
The site is open on the 3rd Saturday of the month between April – October between 12noon – 4pm. A member of the Friends Group will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Other Open Days dates. (Booking is not required)
Saturday 21st August
Saturday 18th September
Saturday 16th October
Terms & Conditions
Masks will not be required when walking around the reserve, but please wear them while waiting to come in to the site. Hand gel is available at the gate for visitors to use.
Please wear suitable clothing & footwear for the weather.
Please follow the sites directorial signage and instruction from the volunteers.
Sorry no BBQ’s allowed on the site.
Sorry No Dogs or motorised scooters are not allowed on the reserve.
The open days may be cancelled at very short notice due to weather conditions or availability of volunteers.
Start times may be subject to changes times at a short notice .
The volunteers reserve the right If anyone that is abusive towards them and will be asked to leave the reserve and will be ban from entering in the future.
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.