What’s On

Find walks/talks, ad-hoc volunteering or conservation work parties, gardening days and more environmental activities happening locally.

Learn more about the different types of volunteering 

Please contact the event organisers for further information.

London is becoming the first ever National Park City with over 300 events across the capital to celebrate! Check out the festival website to see a selection of events centred around Hounslow and Ealing or use the ‘Categories’ filter on our events calendar to find things in Richmond Borough


Wednesdays Conservation Work Party with FoBC, Barnes
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesdays Conservation Work Party with FoBC, Barnes @ Vine Road Pavilion | England | United Kingdom

Join Friends of Barnes Common’s  on most Wednesdays from 9.00 to 12.30pm for the chance to get outdoors, meet new people and make a real difference to your local greenspace

Tasks are quite likely to change to meet weather conditions, numbers of volunteers and other more urgent work commitments that may arise.

Please always CHECK HERE before setting off for the most recent updates, where to meet and any changes due to weather.

Dress for mess! with good protection against arms or legs getting scratched. Footwear should be appropriate to the task, ideally reinforced boots or as sturdy possible. Protective equipment suitable for the task is provided and must be worn if advised. Safety training/familiarisation with tasks and tools is provided at the start of each session.


Gardening at Orleans House Garden, Twickenham Riverside
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Gardening at Orleans House Garden, Twickenham Riverside @ Orleans House Garden, Orleans House | England | United Kingdom

Join keen volunteer gardeners at Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham, to help look after the gardens and woodland grounds.

Come along every Wednesday mornings from 10.00 am to 12.30pm

The morning is led by an experienced gardener Joy Lee, with a small and friendly group. The sessions always happen unless the weather is very wet.

You can email Joy for more information, or just turn up at the start of the session just before 10 am and find Joy at the gardening tool shed behind the main gallery at Orleans House.


The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)- Richmond
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)- Richmond @ Crane Park Meadmay | England | United Kingdom

Do something positive for the environment and get the benefits from contact with nature:

TCV, The Conservation Volunteers, is a national conservation charity with a local office in Twickenham, working across Richmond Borough.

This practical conservation activity takes place every Wednesday and most Thursdays from 10.00am until 4.00pm as well as occasional Sundays.

Site: Crane Park (Meadway Entrance) Crane Park Meadmay TW2 6PH (this is for a house on the Meadway, near to the entrance to the park)

Brief description: Crane Park Meadway Entrance – working with FORCE to lay a new stretch of hedgerow – beginners welcome!

All the information can be found at https://www.tcv.org.uk/london/richmond

Climate Change Conversations: The Big Questions
Feb 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Climate Change Conversations: The Big Questions @ STUDIO 2, THE EXCHANGE | England | United Kingdom

Join Let’s Go Outside and Learn (LGOAL) on a series of 10 sessions for people who are interested in their local environment or taking action against climate change. This is part of Richmond Community Adult Learning programme 2020 and all sessions are free to community learning priority groups.

Meetings will take place until July 2020, from 10.30 to 12.30 at the Twickenham Exchange -STUDIO 2-

Richmond Green Gym™
Feb 26 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm
Richmond Green Gym™ @ The meeting point is at Kneller Gardens café | England | United Kingdom

Every Wednesday Richmond Green Gym volunteers meet at Meadway Orchard from 10.45am to 2pm at Kneller Gardens café (TW2 6PH) at 10.45am.

From sowing meadows to planting trees, the group partake in conservation tasks running every week to help you get active while working to improve our local green spaces before enjoying a nice chat over a cup of tea or coffee accompanied by some healthy snacks.

Activities are free and no experience is needed so everyone is welcome, simply show up to one of the sessions.


Health Walks in Richmond – Thursdays
Feb 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Health Walks in Richmond - Thursdays

Join these FREE guided strolls from Richmond Health walks, part of Walking for Health. Thursday walks are on Mortlake and will take you on a number of routes along the riverside.

No booking needed, just turn up outside the Shi Inn, Ship Lane SW14 7 QR at 10.30 am


For more walks in other parks around the borough, please visit walkingforhealth.org.uk




Health Walks in Richmond – Fridays
Feb 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Health Walks in Richmond - Fridays @ England | United Kingdom

Join these FREE guided strolls from Richmond Health walks, part of Walking for Health. Friday Walks take place in Bushy Park

No booking needed, just turn up on time a the meeting place at Laurel Road park entrance, (off Hampton Road), TW12 1JH – 10.30 am

For more walks in other parks around the borough, please visit walkingforhealth.org.uk

Towpath Litter Pick, Putney
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Towpath Litter Pick, Putney @ Leaders Gardens, Putney Embankment | England | United Kingdom

In 2019Putney Tidy Towpath Group collected a total of 73 bags of litter with the help of  84 volunteers which equates to 68 hours of volunteering along the SW15 shores.

This new year, the group is back hopefull to make an even bigger impact!

Here are the dates for January and February – please let Paul & Sandi know if you can attend by emailing putneytt@outlook.com 


Saturday 11th: 10am – noon
Thursday 30th: 10.30am -12.30pm

Thursday 13th: 10.30am  – 12.30pm
Saturday 29th:  10am -noon




Talk: The Role of the Conservators – Petersham Common Woods
Feb 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please come to an informal talk about Petersham Common Woods and the role of the conservators on Saturday 29th February 11am to 12noon in the Parish room at St Peter’s Church. This will be an opportunity to hear about the current strategy for managing the woodland and to meet a couple of the vestry conservators.

Richmond Fairtrade Bake Off
Feb 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Family Learning Session at Crane Park Island with LWT
Mar 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

London Wildlife Trust hosts a programme of family learning opportunities at Crane Park Island aimed at the Richmond community through funding from Richmond Borough Council. These are 2-hour workshops to introduce as many Richmond residents to nature as possible. Each person can only participate once in a workshop from December 2019-July 2020. Booking is essential through our events page https://www.wildlondon.org.uk/events

Below is a full list of the workshops up to 31st July 2020.

Day Date Time Title of workshop
Sunday 08-Dec-19 10.30am-12.30pm Minibeast Magic
Sunday 05-Jan-20 10.30am-12.30pm Minibeast Magic
Sunday 02-Feb-20 10.30am-12.30pm Minibeast Magic
Tuesday 18-Feb-20 10.30am-12.30pm Nature Crafts
Tuesday 18-Feb-20 1.30pm-3.30pm Nature Crafts
Thursday 20-Feb-20 10.30am-12.30pm Wildlife in Water
Sunday 01-Mar-20 10.30am-12.30pm Minibeast Magic
Sunday 05-Apr-20 10.30am-12.30pm Minibeast Magic
Tuesday 07-Apr-20 10.30am-12.30pm Nature Crafts
Tuesday 07-Apr-20 1.30pm-3.30pm Nature Crafts
Tuesday 07-Apr-20 7.00pm-9.00pm Brilliant Bats
Thursday 09-Apr-20 10.30am-12.30pm Wildlife in Water
Tuesday 14-Apr-20 10.30am-12.30pm Nature Crafts
Tuesday 14-Apr-20 1.30pm-3.30pm Nature Crafts
Thursday 16-Apr-20 10.30am-12.30pm Wildlife in Water
Sunday 03-May-20 10.30am-12.30pm Minibeast Magic
Tuesday 26-May-20 10.30am-12.30pm Nature Crafts
Tuesday 26-May-20 1.30pm-3.30pm Nature Crafts
Thursday 28-May-20 10.30am-12.30pm Wildlife in Water
Sunday 07-Jun-20 10.30am-12.30pm Minibeast Magic
Sunday 05-Jul-20 10.30am-12.30pm Minibeast Magic
Thursday 23-Jul-20 10.30am-12.30pm Wildlife in Water
Tuesday 28-Jul-20 10.30am-12.30pm Nature Crafts
Tuesday 28-Jul-20 1.30pm-3.30pm Nature Crafts
Thursday 30-Jul-20 10.30am-12.30pm Wildlife in Water
Hounslow Heath Community Green Gym
Mar 2 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm

Hounslow Heath Green Gym is a volunteer-led group running every Tuesday, 10.45 – 2pm on Hounslow Heath. Meet the volunteers outside the visitor centre by Hounslow Heath car park.

For more information contact the group on 07806739266 or email hounslowheathgg@outlook.com. Check out their Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/groups/Hounslow.Heath.Green.Gym

Pevensey Road Green Gym™ Rangers
Mar 2 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm

Pevensey Road Green Gym Rangers is a community group offering practical conservation activities with Hounslow Rangers every Monday, 10.45 – 2pm at Pevensey Road Nature Reserve. New volunteers are always welcome and no experience is necessary!

To book your first session or for more information contact Gareth at countryside@hounslow.gov.uk and 07887410808. Check out their Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/PevenseyRoadGG/

Coffee Morning with the Real Junk Food Project @ ETNA Centre – East Twickenham
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join  The Real Junk Food Project’s award-winning community cafe every Monday 11.00am to 1.00pm at E.T.N.A. Community Centre (except Bank Holidays)

Come along and enjoy a bite to eat, a drink and good company at our ‘pay-as-you-feel’ community cafe.

Come along and meet Penny who looks forward to welcoming you and share with you the surplus food donated by local businesses and chatting to you about this wonderful project.