Community Wildlife Garden
The Community Wildlife Garden has been an ongoing project since 2005 and has finally come to completion! 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 last year 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!
Now that the practical works are completed 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
2012 Peckham Rye Fête
What a great event it was! A big thanks to our sponsors!
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:
Autumn 2012 newsletterSummer 2012 newsletterAutumn 2011 newsletterSummer 2011 newsletterWinter 2010 newsletterSummer 2010 newsletterAutumn 2009 newsletter