Dulwich Village Orchard Open Day

Sat, 18/05/2019 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

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Sat, 18/05/2019 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Join London Wildlife Trust for a spring orchard tree care event and picnic, at a new community orchard on Gallery Road. The orchard is being developed by The Dulwich Estate to mark 400 years of the founding of God's Gift at Dulwich.

At this family friendly event you can:

  • Learn about the new orchard and how to maintain it.
  • Find out how you can become involved with helping to maintain the orchard in the future.
  • Enjoy a fun filled day of nature-themed family activities with London Wildlife Trust.  Please see event programme below. 
  • Learn about 400 years of Edward Alleyn’s gift, The Dulwich Estate and The Dulwich Village Orchard.
  • Bring a picnic and enjoy the site.

Event programme:

11:00 – 16:00: Nature inspired craft and play activities for children.  Activities will include:

                        Arts and crafts (making leaf crowns, painting and drawing).

                        Brightening up the orchard tree stakes.  This will be achieved by painting pictures onto wooden slices                             and attaching them to the tree stakes.                        

                        Making bird feeders out of apples and sunflower seeds.   

                        Nature and wildlife inspired games.

11:00 - 14:00:  Practical conservation session in the orchard where you will have the opportunity to:

                        The Orchard Project will give a talk about orchards and maintaining orchard trees between 11:15 -                                   11:35                       

                        Mulch and water the newly planted orchard trees.

                        Build a bug hotel to house the additional bugs that will be attracted now that the orchard has been                                   planted.

                        Build a stag beetle loggery for this important protected species. 

                        Plant Dill, as Dulwich is the place where the Dill grows.                        

12:00 – 12:45: Guided walk of the Orchard and local green spaces learning how to identify trees in spring.

12:45 - 14:00:  Please bring lunch to the orchard and enjoy it in Dulwich’s newest open space.

14:30 - 15:30: Dulwich Wood Spring guided walk.  Please meet at Sydenham Hill train station at 14:30 and join us for a                         walk around Dulwich Wood and Sydenham Hill Wood identifying wildlife in spring.  



Venue location

The Old Grammar School, Gallery Road, Dulwich ,
SE21 7AF

Event information

Saturday 18th May 2019
11:00am - 4:00pm
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London Wildlife Trust
Venue location
The Old Grammar School, Gallery Road, Dulwich ,
SE21 7AF
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Andrew Wright