Lavender Pond and Nature Park
(Photo: Candy Blackham)
Lavender Pond was created in 1981 as part of the regeneration of the Surrey Commercial Docks and designated a local nature reserve in 2005.
The original dock walls and locks remain alongside the old pumphouse. Covering 2.5 acres in total, ponds are the park’s main feature. Boardwalks lead through extensive stands of reed, a colourful marsh area and on to woodlands.
The park demonstrates creative ecology and conservation, showing how new habitats can be created for wildlife while allowing local people contact with nature through community involvement, education and training.
- Saturday 10:00–16:00
+ Sunday 10:00–16:00
- Guided tours of the reserve available. Activities will be running for families and children
Gate on Salter Road or Rotherhithe Street
Nearest postcode: SE16 5DZ
- C10, 381
- Canada Water
- Toilet on site.
- Car Parking:
- On street parking on surrounding roads
- Reserve fully accessible, although paths and boardwalk require care.
- Working assistance dogs only