As intended, on 15 November (a mercifully sunny day) a volunteer group from the Royal Bank of Scotland helped begin the major task of clearing the rivulet of duckweed. The bank also kindly funded the attendance of the lead team from the Trust for Urban Ecology, whilst our friends at the Dulwich Society funded the … Continue reading Clearing the rivulet – Stage-1 Complete – 2012
Dulwich Park Friends came up with the idea for an outdoor gym in the park to enable adults and young people (11+) to have as much fun in the park as children in the playground. The equipment was installed in 2010 after DPF received a grant of £20,000 from Southwark's Cleaner, Greener, Safer funding and it has … Continue reading Outdoor gym – 2010
Over 500,000 bulbs have been planted by volunteers from the Dulwich Park Friends Dig the Park campaign since October 2007. These include crocus, scylla, camassia, colchicum and daffodils. £4,000 was raised by a grant from Dulwich Community Council, Dulwich Society and DPF's own funds.
The Village Copse was planted at the northern end of the West Lawns, close to the Francis Peek Centre, in January 2006. The Dulwich Village Preservation Society donated £10,750 to create the copse and it was designed by two DPF committee members, Stella Benwell and David Nicholson-Lord. 20 oaks, 1,000 native tree whips and 5,000 … Continue reading Village Copse – 2006
Greening the Park was a campaign to convert the contractors' yard at College Gate into a car park so the park could be traffic-free - at the time, cars could drive all around the Carriage Drive and park indiscriminately, which spoilt people's the enjoyment of the park. The campaign was launched in May 2001 with a traffic-free … Continue reading Greening the park – 2003