Bellenden Road Nature Garden

Bellenden Road Nature Garden credit Annika Reed

Restricted access - Bellenden Road Nature Garden

A small community wildlife garden in the heart of Peckham.


Bellenden Road
SE15 5BQ
A static map of Restricted access - Bellenden Road Nature Garden

Know before you go

Grazing animals



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:

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.  


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Restricted access, visits can be arranged

Best time to visit

April 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.   

Site history

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  

Get involved at Bellenden Road Nature Garden:   

Record species you've spotted at Bellenden Road Nature Garden
Take part in Bellenden Road Nature Garden's events
Book a school trip to Bellenden Road Nature Garden

Contact us

Joanna Wright
Contact number: 020 3897 6151