Community Wildlife Garden
The Community Wildlife Garden project commenced in 2005 and is now being enjoyed by many. The transformation of the derelict site into a Wildlife Garden for the enjoyment of the local community would not have been possible without grants from the Lottery-funded Community Spaces programme, Southwark Council’s Cleaner Greener Safer fund and the Friends of Peckham Rye Park, and generous donations of seating from local residents.
Work began in Summer 2011 (more details in Summer 2011 newsletter below) following much time and energy spent on form-filling and negotiation with Southwark Council, contractors and suppliers by a few dedicated Friends of Peckham Rye Park, being on site most days once the work started and checking the budget at regular intervals. Some volunteers also helped to plant bulbs and shrubs in November 2011.
The official opening was on Saturday 14th April 2012 with contributors, Friends, volunteers and local dignatories; further details in the Summer 2012 newsletter below.
Monthly maintenance days - get involved!
Regular maintenance days have started. These will be on the first Sunday of every month from 2pm to 4pm.
The Garden is an area of tranquility with sensory summer planting, a winter garden, bug towers, a beehive, a pond, raised beds for community fruit and vegetable growing, and a shaded meadow area with a loggery and seating. Thanks to the work of a few this is a beautiful area to be enjoyed by all who are looking for an oasis of peace amidst the bustle of life in the city. The entry gates were specially commissioned and designed by Heather Burrell.
If you would like to be involved in planting and on-going maintenance of the garden please let us know by emailing us on FOPRP@aol.com
2013 Peckham Rye Fête
What a great event it was! A big thanks to our supporters!
Photos of the big day available here...
Here are a few recent FOPRP newsletters, which outline in detail the various projects we have been involved in: