As you know, a key aspect of tackling climate change, improving air quality, supporting our birds and other wildlife, and thereby our physical and mental health, is to have the right trees and other greenery in precious green spaces like Avery Hill Park. To this end, and with your support, The Friends have undertaken many ‘greening’ projects around the Park including:
· Several annual rounds of tree planting in the park
· Avenue of grey alders and limes running from Avery Hill Road
· Arboretum: each side of the avenue have been planted with a variety of unusual species, including
Davidia; Catalpa, Paulownia; Cedar; mulberry; holm oak; wild service and species of pine
· Fringing the park with pools of new native trees against Avery Hill Road and alongside the new footpath
on the south side
· A semi-circular display of magnolias between the new avenue and the Winter Garden
· Woodland: In the last four years, 600 native whips have been planted on the south field, starting a new woodland. The Friends hope to populate the whole field with trees, with amenity spaces and walks
· Hedgerow: A 70m hedgerow was planted in the park’s north west corner in 2015, comprising ‘fruit trees’
to help provide food for birds over the winter, including birch, sorbus, cherry and euonymus.
· Terrace Garden: This garden, which is next to the car park, was part of Col North’s 1890 mansion design.
Recently neglected, the Friends have now re-planted shrub beds, climbing roses, rose arches, creating a
new entrance to the park. We’ve also planted rows of wildlife friendly buddleia and lavender and annual
We will keep you updated on future projects and clearly we also welcome your continued support.