Dates for your Diary

All FHP events in the diary are printed in bold. The Friends’ Nature Walks (NW, formerly BNW) are continuing to be led by varying regulars while we look for a new permanent leader with the requisite skills and commitment. We will have a one-and-a-half-hour stroll through the park looking at birds, plants, butterflies and park management of current interest. There is no charge, and all are welcome without booking. Meet outside the Stable Yard at 9am on the first Saturday of each month. No dogs, please, as even well behaved ones on leads disturb the wildlife. We recommend you bring binoculars if you can.

Events organised by the Ecology Service of RBKC are listed as ‘ES’, some of which are sponsored by FHP where indicated. Unless otherwise stated the meeting place is in the Ecology Centre near the Adventure Playground. Some must be booked, in which case please call 020 7938 8186 or e-mail ecology.centre@rbkc.gov.uk. There is a charge for those marked £.

Holland Park Conservation Volunteer days (for adults) are every third Saturday of the month from 10.30am to 3pm; meet outside the Stable Yard. No specialist skills are required, and this is your chance to make new friends while getting healthy outdoor exercise: digging, chopping and planting in the wilder parts of the park. Refreshments, gloves, tools and instructions provided. Wear sturdy shoes and old clothes, and bring waterproofs and your lunch. For further information from the Ecology Team visit www.rbkc.gov.uk/ecology, call 020 7938 8186 or e-mail ecology.centre@rbkc.gov.uk.

Sat 2 Dec    NW

Sat 2 Dec    ES. Feed the Birds: Ecology Centre Open Day. 11am-3.30pm

Sun 10 Dec    Christmas Concert: Tallis Chamber Choir in the Orangery, £22. 7.30pm

Sat 6 Jan    NW

Sat 3 Feb    NW

Mon 12-Fri 16 Feb   ES. Children’s half-term holiday activities. Must book £

Tues 20 Feb    ‘Landscape in the Making’, in the Orangery, £18. 7pm

Sat 24 Feb    ES. Winter Tree Walk: the Basics. Must Book. 1-3pm

Sat 4 Mar    NW

Sat 10 Mar    Moss Walk. Dr Alan Harrington. Meet at Stable Yard. Must book. 0207 602 0304. 11am-1pm

Sat 7 Apr    NW

Sat 14-Sun 22 April   Annual Art Exhibition, in the Orangery

Fri 20 Apr    Heavenly Duets concert, in the Orangery, £18. 7.30pm

[Winter 2017]