Dulwich Gardens open for Charity - peak season!
There are Dulwich gardens open for charity most weekends and other days in June and July, all inspirational and many with teas and plant sales. Full details are in the brochure distributed to members with the Spring Journal (copies are available in local garden centres) and a list is on the Dulwich Society website. They make for pleasant outings.
Visit to Dulwich College’s Historic Front Gardens
10.30am on Monday 8th July
The buildings at Dulwich College have been restored to their Victorian splendour over the last few years. The surrounding campus is also undergoing major investment and restoration starting with the restoration of the Historic Front Gardens, new plantings by Professor Nigel Dunnett and a major tree planting programme to celebrate the College’s 400th anniversary.
Our visit will be led by Rachel Reynolds, responsible for the design of the Front Gardens and recipient of the Society of Garden Designers’ Fresh Designer Award for the Tatman-Seth Memorial Garden at the College, completed in 2017.
Visit to the Centre for Wildlife Gardening, 28 Marsden Road, SE15 4EE
11am on Thursday 11th July
We are lucky to have the Centre for Wildlife Gardening on our doorstep. Created by the London Wildlife Trust from an old council vehicle depot, the centre is now a wildlife haven with demonstration wildlife-friendly gardens and mini-habitats hosting a wide range of insects, amphibians and birds. It’s a source of ideas for making local gardens easier for wildlife - even small changes can make a huge difference, and collectively these changes could help create a giant nature reserve. London National Park City, aiming to make the city greener, healthier and wilder, is launching later in July, so you will hear a lot more about this.
Our visit will be led by Sylvia Myers, senior site officer.
Both visits are free to all members of the Society - if you would like to come, please book through Eventbrite (search Dulwich Society). East Dulwich station is a five-minute walk and 40, 176, 185, 484 and P13 buses stop nearby. Numbers are limited.