Horticultural & Wildlife 2018

Wild Plants of Holland Park

Thursday, 19 July, 6.30-8pm

Do book for botanist, Dr Mark Spender’s exploration of the park’s wild plants and flowers. Where are they and what are they? Some flowers are very evident, like the cow parsley and snowdrops, and some are modest and well hidden, but Mark will find them. In an evening walk around the park we will learn how to identify different plants, and he will share some fascinating botanical facts. The Friends welcome this focus on wild plants, as a couple of much loved ones have been beaten into submission by too many feet and wheels, e.g. the Anemone blanda at the top of the Sun Trap lawn.

This event is sponsored by The Friends. Booking is through the Ecology Service rather than the Friends. To book, call 020 7938 8186 or e-mail ecology.centre@rbkc.gov.uk, It's free!

[July 2018]

Ecology Events Sponsored or Run by the Friends

Come and explore the natural world we are lucky enough to have in Holland Park. Many of the talks, walks and events organised by the Ecology team are sponsored by the Friends so that they can be free for participants. Experts will help us discover things in the park that we may not notice for ourselves.

Unless otherwise stated the meeting place is in the Ecology Centre near the Adventure Playground.

Sat 10 Mar    Moss Walk. Dr Alan Harrington. Meet in stable yard. Must book. 11am-1pm 
Thurs 15 Mar  Earthworm ecology talk. 6-7.30pm
Sat 24 Mar     Beginner’s guide to birdwatching. 9-11.30am
Sat 28 Apr     Dawn chorus bird walk. Car park. 5-7am
Sat 28 Apr     Family bird song walk. Car park. 8-10am
Thurs 10 May  Spring bat walk. Bring a torch. 8.30-10pm
Thurs 24 May  Stag beetle talk. 6.30-8pm
Sat 26 May*   Summer tree walk. Dr Alan Harrington. Meet in stable yard. 11am-1pm
*(changed from 19 May, due to royal wedding)
Sat 23 June     Butterfly and moth walk. 10-11.30am
Thurs 28 June  Fox talk. 6.30-8pm
Thurs 19 July   Wild plants of Holland Park walk. 6.30-8pm

All the above events are free, but you do need to book on ecology.centre@rbkc.gov.uk or 020 7938 8186.

The full Ecology programme can be found on www.rbkc.gov.uk/ecology

[Spring 2018]