Friday, May 8, 2009

Centre for Wildlife Gardening

Centre for Wildlife Gardening

An idyllic garden within a quiet residential street, the centre has an award winning visitor centre offering practical advice to city gardeners. It’s the perfect place to both learn and relax.

The reserve
A favourite place to visit for local families, gardeners and wildlife watchers from further afield, the Centre for Wildlife Gardening in Peckham has developed beyond all recognition over the last 20 years. Its origins are as an old council depot in the late 1980s, but it is now home to an award-winning visitors' centre demonstrating innovative environmental building techniques, which provides a base for school parties and the 'Happy Flower' project for adults with learning disabilities. In addition the centre has a demonstration wildlife garden with a range of inspiring mini habitats, a wild flower nursery, and some very well used community raised beds. You can pick up some plants from our stall, not to mention a pot of Peckham honey from our very own hives – delicious.

Habitats you'll see
Minibeast village, summer meadow, woodland copse, stag beetle sanctuary, wildlife pond and bog garden, flowery chalk bank

Species you might spot
Frogs and newts; grasshoppers and stag beetles; songbirds; foxes

What’s in my backyard?
Find out what species have been spotted on this reserve with the fantastic WIMBY tool, run by GiGL – Greenspace Information for Greater London.

Visit us
28 Marsden Road, London, SE15 4EE
020 7252 9186 or email us cwg@wildlondon.org.uk
Staffed
Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday: 10:30 - 16:30
Map

Get involved
Search for events happening at this site – click here
Search for volunteering sessions at this site – click here

School visits
Fancy arranging a school trip to this site? Our experienced staff can provide your class with a hands-on outdoor learning experience directly linked with the National Curriculum. Have a look at our education pages for more information.

Site status
Site of Borough Importance


Further site information can be found on:
London Wildweb

2 comments:

Les said...

Didn't know about that place. I'll have to give it a visit sometime.

Here's a good one. http://www.rootsandshoots.org.uk/home.php . Near the Imperial war Museum. They were set up in 1982 to help disadvantaged young people from Lambeth and Southwark.

Andie said...

Thanks Les. I've had a look at the website and it looks like a good project. I need to go to the Imperial War Museum in the next few weeks so I will try to take it in at the same time.