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Events in Holland Park

The events listed below are either organized by The Friends (F), or organized by the Ecology Service (ES), most of which are sponsored by The Friends.

Wed. 26 June  Tree identification walk in Holland Park, led by Dr Alan Harrington. 
 Free to attend. No need to book. Meet by The Friends’ noticeboard in the Café Yard. F    11am-1pm

Sat. 29 June  Butterfly and Moth morning. Free to attend but must book.   ES   10am-12noon

Wed. 3 July Pimm’s in the Park party for members of the Friends.  
Tickets @£25 can be bought from The Friends’ website, or by contacting Margaret Rhodes. F 6-8pm
Wed. 17 July   Autumn plant walk with Dr Mark Spencer. Free to attend, but must book. ES 6-8 pm
Fri. 19 July Dragonfly walk led by John Wells and Neil Anderson. ES 11.30am to 1.30pm

Fri. 6 Sept. Blue Badge guided tour. Statues, sculptures & art in the park.
Must book. £10. F 10.30am-12noon  
Wed. 11 Sept.   Autumn bat walk  led by Philip Briggs. Free to attend, but   must book. ES 7-9pm
Thurs. 19 Sept.  Herbal medicine walk led by Janine Gerhardt. Free to attend but must book. ES 5.00-7.00pm 

The Ecology Service (ES) events can be booked on Eventbrite.  

The Friends’ (F) Blue Badge tours can be booked HERE on our website, or by contacting Jennie Kettlewell on 020 7243 0804 or  Unless otherwise instructed when you book, meet by The Friends’ notice board in the Café Yard.

Tickets for Pimm's in the park party may be booked HERE.

Holland Park Conservation Volunteers (adults) meet on the third Saturday of each month from 10.30am to 3.30 pm. Tasks focus on practical conservation that helps deliver the Ecology Service management plan and might include dead-hedging, scything, pond clearing and maintaining the paths in the Wildlife Enclosure. If you want to join, or find out more, please email Gerry Kelsey, idverde’s Training and Community Manager, at 

[May 2024]





Summer party in the park 

Eventually the spring will come. And then the summer. Let’s hope we get a fine summer evening to celebrate our Friends’ party in the park.  The date is Wed. 3 July. The time is 6-8pm and the place is the marquee at the east end of the Dutch Garden. Access is from the Dutch Garden only.

There will be refreshing Pimm’s fruit cup, tasty canapés and good company, all with the lovely view of the Dutch Garden summer planting. We are most grateful to James Clutton, CEO of Opera Holland Park, for allowing us once again to borrow their marquee on the raised terrace to the east of the Dutch Garden. Come rain or shine, we will be protected from anything the weather will throw at us. 

This is the one event of our year that is only open to Friends and their immediate guests, but not the general public. Do come and celebrate with us!   The car park is free after 6.30pm. Please do book early, as we need to plan the catering.

Tickets, at £25 each, can be booked online HERE.

[May 2024]