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 All events are free and open to members and non-members alike. Donations always welcome.

(click here for brochures and guides page    click here for old newsletters archive )

 
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NEWSLETTER April 2017 pdf format

Events 2017

see Lewisham Parks  Forum
page for events in other parks   and other events can be found on the Green Chain Walk website

Next Friends Walks and Events..... 

We currently don't have an event organizer so if you're interested in volunteering for this post please contact us.

Where appropriate we talk about environment, flora, fauna, conservation, history, geology and attempt to answer any questions.  See our previous newsletters via the links.  Full newsletters appear as pdf files via the links at top of this page. If you have problems opening files email us for advice.

Currently all events are Sensory Garden Workdays

meet in the garden.  next dates: September 9th and 23rd,  October 7th and 21st ,   November 4th and 18th - details below

Anyone wanting to organize one-off events for the Friends of BPP  can contact us.

SENSORY GARDEN WORKDAYS (sessions last about 2 hours)

No experience necessary, we can show you what to do. tools provided.

Dates   usually 2nd Saturday of the month,  and often the 4th saturday during summer months. 

next dates: June 24th,   July 8th,    July 22nd  

email bpp.friends@hotmail.co.uk   to check

Meet 10.00am - go straight to the Sensory Garden.  There will be work to suit everyone.  Email for date of any second session or other details,  bpp.friends@hotmail.co.uk

Sensory Garden   

The Sensory Garden is open and in use by park visitors.   The changing seasons will be reflected by the type of plants growing, in flower or seeding.   Friends volunteers are continuing to maintain the garden and plant new plants when necessary and suitable.  Regretably someone occasionally steals plants which volunteers have planted for the enjoyment of all park users.
If you want to join the volunteers just turn up on the dates and times above or contact us for more details. Even if you don't know anything about gardening this is a good place to start with the help of other volunteers.

NATURE CONSERVATION WORKDAYS  

Workdays in spring and summer months  will take place in the Sensory Garden. Please contact us if you are interested in taking part. Work will involve various gardening tasks, planting, weeding, general tidying up.
Other conservation work is done during winter months when plants and animals are mostly dormant. Only light work is carried out, no tree felling and we usually only work for a couple of hours. Gloves, tools and instruction provided.  The work we do is light  pruning / coppicing.  Rhododendron  control,  Holly control,  bramble  control, Litter Picks. It's surprising how much work  a few people can do in  a short time.