An idyllic garden within a quiet residential street.
An idyllic garden within a quiet residential street, the centre has an award-winning visitor centre offering practical advice to city gardeners. It's the perfect place to both learn and relax, and our new nature trail is great for kids.
A favourite place to visit for local families, gardeners and wildlife watchers from further afield, the Centre for Wildlife Gardening in Peckham has developed beyond all recognition over the last 25 years.
It was originally an old council depot, but it is now home to an award-winning visitors' centre demonstrating innovative environmental building techniques, which provides a base for school parties.
The centre also has a demonstration wildlife garden with a range of inspiring mini habitats, a wild flower nursery, and some very well-used community raised beds.
You can pick up some plants from our stall, not to mention a pot of Peckham honey from our very own hives – delicious.
Green Flag Award for several years running, including 2012-13.
Gold Award for Southwark in Bloom 2009 and 2010.
Habitats you'll see
Minibeast village, summer meadow, woodland copse, stag beetle sanctuary, wildlife pond and bog garden, flowery chalk bank.
Species you might spot
If you spot these or any other species, please submit your wildlife sightings to GiGL to help build a picture of London's nature!
28 Marsden Road, London, SE15 4EE 020 7252 9186
Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday: 10:30 - 16:30
To see if there are any events coming up at this reserve, take a look at our event listings.
To see if there are any opportunities to help out at this reserve, visit our volunteering page.
Site of Borough Importance
We have over 20 years’ experience teaching children outdoors, providing brilliant hands-on nature lessons in London directly linked with the National Curriculum. For more information on the sessions we provide at the Centre for Wildlife Gardening visit our outdoor education page.
Free Family Learning Days
Without family support, a child's formal education is an uphill struggle. There is evidence that family learning can overcome difficulties associated with a disadvantaged background for both parents and children.
The Trust is working with Southwark Adult Learning Service as a delivery partner for Family learning.
The sessions offered are often a second chance for parents, carers and grandparents, to return to learning, creating a host of fresh opportunities and to pursue learning together.
A programme of free taster sessions and short courses will be offered at Centre For Wildlife Gardening and Sydenham Hill Wood throughout the year.