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

 

Jan
25
Sat
Winter Walk: Trees and Things with Friends of Barnes Common
Jan 25 @ 10:15 am – 12:30 pm
Winter Walk: Trees and Things with Friends of Barnes Common @ OSO Arts Centre, by the Totem. 49 Station Rd, London SW13 0LF | England | United Kingdom

Join Friends of Barnes Common (FoBC) for their traditional ‘blowing away the cobwebs’ social winter walk around the Common, finding out more about our trees and wildlife – as well as plans for our freshly planted community orchard, and how you may get involved if this interests you.

The event will be free but places must be booked by emailing Maria from FoBC.  No-shows do impact future funding for these events so we appreciate your letting us know should your plans change after booking. Donations are welcome, but in no way obligatory.

MEET: outside the OSO Arts Centre, by the Totem. 49 Station Rd, London SW13 0LF

Jan
26
Sun
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT
Jan 26 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT @ Shot Tower beside Crane Park,3 minutes walk from Ellerman Avenue | England | United Kingdom

Crane Park Island is a London Wildlife Trust designated Local Nature Reserve located in Crane Park in Whitton in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

Volunteer conservation days are run on every last Sunday of the month to maintain and enhance the natural environment around the island.

The workday hours are from 10.30am to 3.30pm (or thereabouts) with a break for lunch.

Meet at the small building next to the Shot Tower in Crane Park in Whitton

There is no need to book and you don’t have to commit for a whole day — even if you can only spare an hour or two you will always be welcome. Afternoon sessions start around 1.30pm. with activities including general habitat maintenance and improvement, and keeping paths, etc. clear and safe for visitors, and other tasks to age and ability as needed.

The workdays are not suitable for very young children but older children might enjoy them. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Wear old clothes (be prepared to get muddy on occasions) and strong footwear (it is a good idea to bring wellies if you have them, although we have a selection), bring water, especially in summer, and bring lunch if you are thinking of staying all day, as it is quite a walk to the nearest shop. We provide tea or coffee at lunchtime. All tools and equipment are provided.

 

Jan
27
Mon
Pevensey Road Green Gym™ Rangers
Jan 27 @ 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/

Health Walks in Richmond – Mondays
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Health Walks in Richmond - Mondays @ England | United Kingdom

Join these FREE guided strolls from Richmond Health walks, part of Walking for Health. Monday walks are on short and easy around the green spaces local to Richmond

No booking needed, just turn up on time a the meeting place in front of Richmond railway station just before 11am

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

Jan
28
Tue
Walk and Talk: What’s in Season on Ham Lands
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Walk and Talk: What's in Season on Ham Lands @ Croft Way & Riverside Drive, Ham | England | United Kingdom
Come and join Friends of Ham Lands this spring to discover what the new season brings in nature. This walk is for people who would like to learn more about Ham Lands and its biodiversity or just to enjoy a bit of nature and fresh air.

Meet at Croftway/ Riverside drive in Ham at 9.45 am.

For more information please see https://hamunitedgroup.org.uk/friends-of-ham-lands/upcoming-events-2/

 

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

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

No booking needed, just turn up on time a the meeting place at Cambrian Centre car park, Grove Road, Richmond Hill, TW10 6SN.

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

Walks do NOT take place on Bank Holidays (6 & 27 May 2019), Easter (19 – 22 April 2019) or between 22 December to 2nd January inclusive.

Hounslow Heath Community Green Gym
Jan 28 @ 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

A stroll, a Cuppa and a Chat – Heston, Inwood and Osterley Parks, Hounslow
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join Let’s Go Outside and Learn for “A stroll, a cuppa and a chat” . These are free, friendly and gentle sessions where all are welcome.  No need to book, but you will be asked to register on arrival.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS SEE www.lgoal.org or email outdoor.learning@outlook.com

You can phone Mairi 07939001731 or Frances 020 8401 6837

Meeting place Inwood Park is near the entrance off Inwood Road, Hounslow.
Meeting place Heston Park is beside the outdoor gym equipment
Meeting place Osterley Park Car Park, Main Drive off Jersey Road Jersey Road, Isleworth

 

Community Gardening at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham
Jan 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Community Gardening at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham @ Strawberry Hill House | England | United Kingdom

This is a regular drop-in session for those who want to improve their skills and meet fellow gardeners while helping restore Strawberry Hill House gardens to their original picturesque design.

When: Every Tuesday from 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Where: Strawberry Hill House Garden, 268 Waldegrave Road,
Twickenham, TW1 4ST

Meet at the community garden or in the poly-tunnel if wet.  Tasks involve watering, seed sowing, pruning and helping to prepare materials. Volunteers can enjoy a break with tea and biscuits

For more information about Strawberry Hill House, please click here to visit their website.

 

Jan
29
Wed
Wednesdays Conservation Work Party with FoBC, Barnes
Jan 29 @ 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
Jan 29 @ 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
Jan 29 @ 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

Jan
30
Thu
Towpath Litter Pick, Putney
Jan 30 @ 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 

 

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

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

 

 

 

Health Walks in Richmond – Thursdays
Jan 30 @ 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