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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Centre for Wildlife Gardening

Centre for Wildlife Gardening
(Photo: Duncan Catterall)
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:30–16:30

Activities

Wildlife garden tours with wildlife gardening tips, 11.30am and 2.30pm.
Bug-hunting and pond-dipping for families. Wild garden self-led trail. 
Refreshments (tea and cake) available for small donation.

Entrance

28 Marsden Road
Nearest postcode: SE15 4EE

Buses

185, 40, 37, 176, 484

Stations

East Dulwich, Peckham Rye

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Fully accessible

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

The Centre for Wildlife Gardening is an idyllic wildlife haven tucked away behind a quiet residential street in South London. It is a favourite spot for local families, school children, gardeners and wildlife watchers, having grown beyond recognition since the London Wildlife Trust created it in the late 1980s from an old council vehicle depot.

The centre’s demonstration wildlife garden has a range of mini-habitats, including four ponds, chalk bank, wildflower meadow, woodland copse, herb garden, stag beetle sanctuaries, insect hotels, and raised beds demonstrating permaculture. Do visit – you could see newts, toads, foxes, or even a kingfisher!    

Senior Site and Projects Officer: Sylvia Myers
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:30–16:30

Activities

Wildlife garden tours with wildlife gardening tips, 11.30am and 2.30pm.
Bug-hunting and pond-dipping for families. Wild garden self-led trail. 
Refreshments (tea and cake) available for small donation.

Entrance

28 Marsden Road
Nearest postcode: SE15 4EE

Buses

185, 40, 37, 176, 484

Stations

East Dulwich, Peckham Rye

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Fully accessible

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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