Centre for Wildlife Gardening

Great hidden spot in Peckham where you can find wildlife habitats, like ponds, chalk band, wildflower meadow, woodland copse, herb garden, stag beetle sanctuaries, insect hotels and raised permaculture beds.

The site has been a Green Flag Community Award winner for several years. Incredibly enough this used to be a depot for Southwark Council’s road vehicles until the 1980s, when the LWT convinced the Council to create a green space there.

Sessions led by the London Wildlife Trust. These are very hands-on nature sessions and are all linked to the national curriculum:

  • Pond Dipping
  • Minibeast Hunting
  • Plant Detectives
  • Wild Wellbeing
  • Rocks & Soil (Lower KS2)
  • Maps (Lower KS2)

Check their detailed session plans here.

Opening times and fees

Each session lasts 1.5hrs (10:30am-12:00pm or 1:00pm-2:30pm)

Cost per session: £120 + VAT

2 sessions (2 different groups): £216 + VAT

Nov. to Feb.: 30% off

All sessions are for a maximum of 30 children per group.

They can only accommodate 1 group at a time on each reserve.

Contact details


  • Picnic Area / Lunch area
  • Handwashing
  • Risk Assessment
  • Talks / Guided Tours
  • Accessibility / Accessible Toilets
  • Indoor classroom
  • Online booking


Centre for Wildlife Gardening, 28 Marsden Road London SE15 4EE