This remarkable facility, situated in Marsden Road, East Dulwich is a hidden gem, being tucked away behind frontages of houses which form a square surrounding it. It hosts a number of demonstration areas such as a pond and marsh, wildflower borders, mini meadows, herb gardens, log garden and others.

Opened in 1989 by the London Wildlife Trust, it is financially supported by Southwark Council and manned by a small team of professionals assisted by volunteers. Its aim is to attract more wildlife into gardens. It has a large information centre, toilets, picnic area and a plant stall. Between November and March visitors may collect a free tree, from a wide range of species, to plant in their own gardens.

London Wildlife Trust's Centre for Wildlife Gardening, 28 Marsden Road, SE 15 4EE. Tel. 020 7252 9186. Open 10.30 - 4.30 Tues, Weds, Thurs, Suns.

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