Orchard and Grape Vine Pruning Workshop Event at Mountsfield Park Community Garden with James Hazlerigg-Kinlay 1 – 2.45pm, 18th February 2018

Orchard and Grape Vine Pruning Workshop Event at Mountsfield Park Community Garden with James Hazlerigg-Kinlay, 1 – 2.45pm, 18th February 2018  Book here for Eventbrite tickets –

During this gardening skills training workshop local Forest School leader, garden designer and horticulturist James Hazlerigg-Kinlay will demonstrate pruning roses, fruit trees and grape vines. The pruning will be very much a hands-on demonstration outside on a number of roses, young fruit trees and vines in the community garden. Bring your secateurs (sharpened if possible) and you will tackle some pruning so that you can take home some new skills. Tea, coffee and homemade cake will be provided.

All profits will be used to pay for new fruit trees and replacement plants in the community garden.



The Big Lunch at  Mountsfield  Park community garden Sunday 18th  June  12 – 3 pm

The Big Lunch at  Mountsfield  Park community garden 18th  June  12 – 3 pm.

Breathe  in  some  fresh  air. Meet  your  neighbours . Take a relaxing  walk . Eat  some  good  food !

Farley Road residents, in partnership with Friends of Mountsfield Park, invite neighbours and friends to join them for a ‘big lunch?

Just turn up or bring a dish to share. £1 for adults (children free) with proceeds going to Friends of Mountsfield Park. Get tickets or

find out more @FarleyRoadSE6 Facebook page. Tickets can also

be purchased on the day.

Tree planting at Mountsfield Park community garden Teddy Bears’ Picnic 21 May 2017

Two large husky dogs out of control at Mountsfield Park Saturday 13 May 2017

Two large husky type dogs were out of control chasing a fox cub at Mountsfield Park children’s’ play area Saturday 13 May 2017. The owner of the dogs swore at people in the play area and said that she didn’t have control of the dogs. If you witness out of control dogs at Mountsfield Park please contact the police at  999 if it is an emergency or 101 (non emergency) or RusheyGreen.SNT@met.pnn.police.uk / Lewisham Police Tel: 0208 284 5128 / 0208 721 2479.

If you go down to the woods today…

…. or rather Mountsfield Park’s Community Garden on Sunday 21 May 2017 from 12pm, you and your teddy bear will find lots of treats!

Friends of Mountsfield Park are once again hosting a Teddy Bears’ Picnic as part of the Hither Green Festival week –  join us for:

  • Music with Singalong Sally
  • Forest School taster sessions with James from Forries Education
  • Messy play and children’s craft with Messy Shed – dress for mess!
  • Park Explorer Trail with Izzy
  • Jenni’s Truly Splendid Popup Tea Room
  • Pizza
  • Unfortunately we will not have the Park Fever bar this year at Teddy Bears’ Picnic because of a mix-up with the event’s alcohol licence. You are welcome to bring your own craft beer with you!

We’re looking forward to meeting you and your furry friend!

Please support our Spacehive campaign for fox proof litter bins at Mountsfield Park

Please support our Spacehive funding campaign for fox proof litter bins at Mountsfield Park. We want to make Mountsfield Park more welcoming and beautiful. Unfortunately foxes empty our old open style bins at night making Mountsfield Park untidy and unwelcoming. The Mountsfield Park urban foxes are naturally curious creatures, they investigate the bins looking for junk food and used nappies to use in their dens; unfortunately they don’t clear up after themselves. This means that in a public place, that only has the services of a park-keeper two days per week, litter, old food and bags of dog poo can be left strewn across the grass. This is not only unsightly but also a health hazard, especially to small children and also pet dogs.