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Bellenden Road Nature Garden opening 1st August

The Centre for Wildlife Gardening invites you to the official opening of the Bellenden Rd Nature Garden, opposite Highshore Rd school, at the Peckham High Street end of Bellenden Road.
On Sunday 1st August between 11am – 3pm
ribbon cutting at 11am by Cllr Mark Glover .

The Bellenden Road Nature Garden is a peaceful haven promoting wildlife gardening in an urban setting and will provide an opportunity for nature study by local children

All invited to celebrate the opening of the garden and participate in activities for all the family including:
Minibeast hotel making
Planting activities
Games
Face painting
Cake and refreshments
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BACKGROUND INFORMATION
London Wildlife Trust has been creating a small urban community wildlife garden in Peckham. The Bellenden Road Nature Garden has been developed on the site of a former tree nursery and has recently undergone extensive re- landscaping with the aid of a grant from Southwark Council’s Cleaner, Greener, Safer fund.
The Nature Garden opens on 1st August and will promote environmentally friendly and sustainable wildlife gardening practices to the wider public and provide an opportunity for nature study by local schools.
The garden has a variety of mini- habitats including native broadleaf hedgerow with emergent trees, mature broadleaf trees, Stag Beetle loggery, and wildflower borders. Features include a grassy central social mound with sleeper benches, wheelchair accessible path, raised flower beds, standing tree trunk sculpture, minibeast village and pergola for climbing plants.
The Bellenden Road Nature Garden has been established for education and amenity purposes for local schools, community groups, and for residents and workers to use and enjoy. The site is situated opposite Highshore School, a special secondary school for children of mixed needs.
Throughout the planning and development stages of the garden the London Wildlife Trust worked in consultation with students from Highshore School to generate ideas for the main features of the garden.
The garden will be open to the general public and accessible to all. Its appeal is as a relaxing and peaceful haven in the midst of a busy and built up area, where members of the community can undertake quiet recreation and environmental studies. Local schools, residents and volunteers will be involved in further development of the garden.

Further information from:
Ashley White
Conservation Projects Officer Southwark
Centre for Wildlife Gardening
28 Marsden Road
London, SE15 4EE
Tel: 020 7252 9186
Email: awhite@wildlondon.org.uk
www.wildlondon.org.uk

GARDEN FOR A LIVING LONDON
Do one thing to create a wildlife and climate friendly garden
Make your pledge at www.wildlondon.org.uk/gardening
London WildlifeTrust – Protecting London’s wildlife for the future.

The London Wildlife Trust is part of a network of 47 local Wildlife Trusts across the UK, working under the umbrella of The Wildlife Trusts Partnership, the UK’s leading conservation charity dedicated to wildlife protection.

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