Restricted access - Bellenden Road Nature Garden
Know before you go
The reserve is gated and there is no daily access but visits can be arranged and there are regular work days each month. To find out when you can visit email Sylvia Myers: firstname.lastname@example.org
The site is a short walk from Peckham High Street, which is served by numerous bus routes, and a ten minute walk from Peckham Rye Rail Station, served by the London Overground network.
The reserve is flat and a wheelchair-accessible path circles the garden.
When to visit
Opening timesRestricted access, visits can be arranged
Best time to visitApril to August
About the reserve
Bellenden Road Nature Garden promotes environmentally friendly and sustainable wildlife gardening practices and provides an opportunity for nature study. The Garden has been established for education and amenity purposes for local schools and community groups to use and enjoy. There are a variety of mini-habitats, including native hedgerow, loggery for stag beetles and wildflower hedgerow. Plants are propagated and cared throughout the year by volunteers and staff from London Wildlife Trust and students from local schools.
Once a bomb site, London Wildlife Trust has managed Bellenden Road Nature Garden since the late 1980s, turning the grey into green. Formerly a tree nursery, in recent years the Trust has worked in consultation with students from Highshore Special School to generate ideas for the main features of the garden and transform it into the pretty green oasis it is today.
Status of Bellenden Road Nature Garden
Site of Local Importance