OGSW slogan

9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Wild Cat Wilderness NEW

Wild Cat Wilderness
(Photo: Duncan Catterall)
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 11:00–16:00
Sunday 11:00–15:00

Activities

Bushcraft activities and natural outdoor arts and crafts throughout the day. See website for full details. Tea, coffee and cold drinks on sale. Picnics welcome.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Gate next to no 53 River View Park
Nearest postcode: SE6 4PL

Buses

185, 202, 181, 124, 171, 181

Stations

Catford Bridge, Catford

Toilets

Toilet on site

Access

Not wheelchair-accessible.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

The Wild Cat Wilderness is a community green space and food-growing garden, coordinated by the Rushey Green Time Bank. Since September 2014, volunteers have transformed a neglected, overgrown, rubbish-strewn space into a thriving community space for volunteering, events and Forest Schools. Here you can explore nature, play or relax, learn new skills and enjoy the space with others. It is a unique safe space and the community has uncovered some of this six-acre site, which backs onto the Pool River. It also features a tree house, climbing tree, veteran fruit trees, a beehive and pond. You can read more online about the impact of reclaiming this broken space.

Project Coordinator: Maria Devereaux
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 11:00–16:00
Sunday 11:00–15:00

Activities

Bushcraft activities and natural outdoor arts and crafts throughout the day. See website for full details. Tea, coffee and cold drinks on sale. Picnics welcome.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Gate next to no 53 River View Park
Nearest postcode: SE6 4PL

Buses

185, 202, 181, 124, 171, 181

Stations

Catford Bridge, Catford

Toilets

Toilet on site

Access

Not wheelchair-accessible.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Nearby gardens with similar opening times
Culverley Green SE6 2JZ
1.1 km / 0.7 miles
Sunday: 14:00–17:00
Triangular garden at the junction of three roads that forms part of a planned early Edwardian estate within an Article 4 Conservation Area. Residents' garden fete on Sunday afternoon with stalls and homemade refreshments.

Winsford Gardens SE20 7RN
3.8 km / 2.4 miles
Sunday: 13:00–16:00
Once-private gardens, then a rather neglected public park in Penge, now transformed by local volunteers, the Friends of Winsford Gardens, into a safe and welcoming environment for the whole community to enjoy.

Centre for Wildlife Gardening SE15 4EE
4.3 km / 2.7 miles
Sunday: 10:30–16:30
Idyllic wildlife haven with a range of mini-habitats. Tours, children's activities and refreshments.

South London Gallery SE5 8UH
5.3 km / 3.3 miles
Saturday: 11:00–18:00
Sunday: 11:00–18:00
Garden created by Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco. A geometry of intertwining circles, intricately outlined in brick dimensioned York stone, subtly maps a series of discreet spaces or notional rooms. Café, exhibition, family activities.

South London Botanical Institute SE24 9AQ
5.4 km / 3.3 miles
Sunday: 14:00–17:00
London's smallest botanic garden, hidden from the street. It surprises visitors with its lush planting. Many rare specimens are grown in the garden and conservatory. Unusual plants for sale. Homemade teas. Exhibition: Textiles & Botany Interwoven.