News / Blogs Post New Entry

Lee: Manor House Gardens- Plant Appeal!

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on February 27, 2014 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Photo: credit Colin Brouug

The Friends Of Manor House Gardens are planning another planting day in Manor House Gardens. It is reliant on volunteers and donated plants. Here are the plants that are required- would you be able to donate a plant or two?! If you have some spares knocking about, then please email [email protected] or call her on 020 8318 9023.

Plants to be 'potted up and named please.'  Arrangements for collection can be made directly.

Plants and roughly estimated Quantities Needed:


25 Allium Bulbs

25 Aquilegia

15 Campanula (Canterbury bells)

5 Chelone

15 Delphiniums

20 Digitalis (fox gloves)

15 Echinacea

15 Echinops

15 Eremurus

10 Euphorbia

20 Geranium

30 Geum

7 Helenum

10 Hollyhocks

15 Heuchera (London Pride?)

15 Iris

3 Knipholia (red hot pokers)

5 Knauba

50 Liatris

20 Lilly’s large specious

15 Lupin

15 Palaver Orientale (oriental poppy)

20 Penstemon

5 Peony

10 Phlox

50 Primula vialii

15 Pyrethrum

15 Rudbeckia

25 Scabiosa

5 Tanacetum

30 Verbena Bonariensis (we have some in the centre of the bed need a few more)

50 Veronica spicata


The plan is not ‘set in stone’ we plan to be flexible but do want traditional herbaceous/ perennials

Thank you

Park Cafe contracts up for tender in Sydenham and Ladywell.

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on February 6, 2014 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Park Cafe contracts up for tender in Sydenham and Ladywell.

Deadline for expressions of interest on both cafes: 19/2/2014.


**Sydenham: Mayow Park Cafe

Offers invited from local applicants interested in taking a 6 year lease on the ground floor of the Pavilion at

Mayow Park, Mayow Road, London SE26 4JA for the development of a small café with ancillary use. Bidders will be required to demonstrate their funding ability to complete and manage the facility as well as their commitment to promote a healthy lifestyle for all park users


**Ladywell Fields Cafe

Offers invited from local applicants interested in taking a 6 year lease on the cafe at Ladywell Fields, Ladywell Road, SE13 7UW for the development of a small cafe with ancillary use. Bidders will be required to demonstrate their funding ability to complete and manage the facility as well as their commitment to promote a healthy lifestyle for all park users


Contact: Gemma Buttell, The Lodge, Stainton Road, Catford SE6 1AN

Tel: 020 8318 3986

Email: [email protected] for bid criteria

Sydenham: Friends of Mayow Park - AGM Saturday 25 January

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on January 14, 2014 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Meeting: Saturday 25 January

Venue: The Bowls Club in Mayow Park near the Pavilion from 1 - 3pm.

The first part will be a review of what has happened in the last twelve months to include the election of committee members. The second meeting will discuss, plans for the pavilion and new ideas for the park year would be very much welcomed.


We are very much in need of 'new blood' on the committee.

We will need a new Treasurer and would like representatives to fill the following vacancies:


The meetings are very informal and Alona always ensures that they run to time. If you can spare some time, even half an hour, please come along to listen or have your say.


Agendas for both meetings will be circulated shortly.

Sue Hatchard, Friends of Mayow Park



Winter Nature Walks - Honor Oak, Sydenham, Beckenham, Greenwich, Grove Park

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on December 31, 2013 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

One Tree Hill Tree Identification Walk

Saturday 18 January 12pm

Meet at the gates of St Augustine's Church

Nearest Train Station Honor Oak Park

Daniel Greenwood of LWT and the Friends of One Tree Hill will lead a walk around One Tree Hill Local Nature Reserve showing how trees can be identified in winter. Contact details: [email protected]


Sydenham Hill: Winter Tree ID

Sunday 26 January 2-3.30pm

Sydenham Hill Wood Local Nature Reserve

Nearest train station: Sydenham Hill or Forest Hill

Learn how to identify species from their buds, bark and tree shape, as well as gaining an insight into the natural history of Sydenham Hill Wood. For more information please contact Daniel Greenwood at [email protected]



Thames Path Walk-  London Bridge to Greenwich 

Wednesday 12 February 10.30am

Meet at London Bridge station on the mainline concourse in front of platforms 12 & 13 by Nero Express

A moderate 11 miles walk from London Bridge to the  Thames barrier. Bring packed lunch. Pub stop near Cutty

Sark. Return train from Charlton Station. Led by Don, 07722887080.


Explore or the Grove Park Nature Reserve - Monthly Walk

Friday 10 January 12-3pm

Friday 7 February 12-3pm

Friday 7 March 12-3pm

Venue: Ringway Centre: Café 268 Baring Road

Nearest train station: Grove Park

Explore or the Grove Park Nature Reserve or the River Quaggy at Chinbrook Meadows and then drop in to the Ringway Centre for a soup and a roll, coffee, tea, cakes and biscuits.

For more information call 02088577980 or email [email protected] 

Great news about Mountsfield Park!

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on September 19, 2013 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)

The Friends of Mountsfield Park Group was constituted at their AGM last week. The group and Rory McNally the Chair can be contacted by email: [email protected] or through their Mountsfield Park Blog.


The Cafe of Good Hope, the popular cafe and meeting place set up by the Jimmy Mizen Foundation has been awarded the contract for the soon to be built cafe in nearby Mountsfield Park.


Local residents have campaigned for a decent cafe for Mountsfield for some time and had to push the council into seriously considering the business case for permanent cafe.

Lee/ Hither Green: Manor Park User Group AGM ~ 16 April

Posted by Chrissie on March 29, 2013 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The recently refurbished Manor Park



The little park between Lee and Hither Green has an active user group and they are having their Annual General Meeting soon.


All users of the park are welcome- families, dog walkers, joggers and local residents.


Details: 7.30pm on Tuesday 16 April


Location: The Community room behind the Park Cafe.


NOTE: Please use the Manor Park entrance (not Weardale rd or Longhurst rd entrances)


Contact: [email protected]

Sydenham: Gardening Session at The Mayow Park Triangle

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on March 28, 2013 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Alona Sheridan  of the Friends of Mayow Park has announced a gardening session at  The Triangle. 

The session that was cancelled last Saturday due to the weather will take place this coming Saturday 30th March, from 2pm to 4pm (subject to more reasonable weather).

Please bring gardening gloves or a trowel if you have them. Children are welcome if they are with a supervising adult.

Please also bring veg seeds which can be sown straight into the ground. If you have any questions, either post them here or send an email to [email protected]

Devonshire Road Nature Reserve AGM

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on March 21, 2013 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (0)

If you would you like to know more about the Devonshire Road Nature Reserve go along to the Friends' Annual General Meeting.

Sunday 31st March at 1:30pm

at Devonshire Road Nature Reserve, 170 Devonshire Rd, SE23 3SZ.

During the meeting they’ll be electing their Executive Committee for the coming year.

If you have any questions or would like to know more please drop an e-mail to [email protected] or visit their website at

Sydenham: Friends of Mayow Park will be holding their AGM, Tuesday 22nd Jan. 7pm to 8.30pm at Dacres Wood Field Centre

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on January 7, 2013 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The meeting is open to everyone!

Friends of Mayow Park AGM and General Meeting- Tuesday 22nd Jan

Time: 7pm to 8.30pm

Location: Dacres Wood Field Centre.

The Centre is up a drive between Homefield House and Catling Close, off Dacres Road.

We would really like dog walkers, people with young children, sports & fitness people and others who use the park to come along and contribute to discussions about the park. Officers from Glendale and Lewisham will be there too.

Alona Sheridan, Chair 

Changes to Mountsfield Park: Presentation of Survey Results

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on November 12, 2012 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

 Photo (c) GRoundwork London

Following the successful consultation event in October, Groundwork London will be presenting the survey results and initial designs at the next meeting of Friends of Mountsfield Park on Wednesday 21st November, 7pm at the Cafe of Good Hope, 216-218 Hither Green Road, SE13 6RT.

If you cannot make the meeting, FOMP will be posting the information on their blog shortly after.