Interested in community gardening?

Whether it's supporting your local green space or helping with a neighbourhood gardening project - get in touch with gardening groups in your local area.

Community gardening / open-spaces groups in Croydon

CYP Gardening Project The project’s aim is  to promote the overall well being of children and young people  from ages 4+ through the use of gardening and garden related arts and crafts, with the understanding that gardening can help promote overall mental, emotional, social and physical well being.



Friends of Grangewood Park

Wandle Park

Park Hill Park

Thornton Heath Edible Garden in TH Recreation Ground

Addiscombe Railway Park

Birdhurst Community Garden

The Sensible Garden

Edible Garden

Croydon Community Gardens
The group meets on different Sundays each month to work on various sites in Croydon, mostly on City of London sites. They carry out a wide variety of work, ranging from woodland work, bog garden management, hedge laying, access work, to improving chalk grassland and heathland sites.

Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society
The Society offers a varied programme of walks and talks on subjects such as local history, botany and ornithology.

Downlands Partnership
Providing a countryside management service to tackle small scale environmental problems in a practical way, and encourage public access to the countryside.

East Surrey Badger Protection Society
P.O. Box 2774, Purley, Surrey, CR8 1WY, 

Formed to watch over the local badger population, and to respond to any activities that may be detrimental to their welfare. We give free advice and practical assistance in all problems involving badgers.

Friends of Foxley
12 Langham Dene, Purley, CR8

Foxley Wood and Sherwood Oaks Field Local Nature Reserve are within reach of Purley and Kenley railway stations.

The Friends Group manages the woodland (ancient and secondary) and field in partnership with Croydon Council and meets on the second Sunday of each month (except November when we meet on the third Sunday) and the last Wednesday of each month (except December) to carry out work to preserve and enhance the habitat mixture..

There is a nature trail and a guide and information booklet for this is available.

Friends of King’s Wood
Pinewood Cottage, Kingswood Way, South Croydon CR2 8QN Email

The group organises guided walks and talks for the public, carries out wildlife surveys and maintains a Nature Trail. Click here for photos and more information about King’s Wood.

Friends of Littleheath Woods
53 Queenhill Road, Selsdon, CR2 8DW.

Work ranges from coppicing, path restoration, eradicating invasive species to maintaining the three ponds on the site. Guided walks in the woods are organised throughout the year.

Friends of Selsdon Woods

Friends of Stambourne Woods
Stambourne Woods is a hidden woodland in Crystal Palace, covering just 4.75 acres. Originally part of the Great North Wood and subsequently being incorporated into the gardens of Victorian houses, it is now an urban oasis running from Church Road, opposite the Queen’s Hotel, down the hill to Auckland Road. Friends of Stambourne Woods runs monthly weekend activity days, with conservation work for adults and forestry school lessons for children.

Friends of Miller’s Pond
Working in partnership with Croydon Council to care for this four-acre park in Shirley with its one-acre pond. The site was acquired by Croydon Council in 1934 as an open space and the pond supports several species of wildfowl.

Hutchinsons Bank Volunteers
A group of volunteers clearing scrub to restore chalk grassland in a dry chalk valley near New Addington. Email 

Wildlife Trust
Skyline House, 200 Union Street, London, SE1 0LX

RSPB Croydon Local Group

Croydon Birders
Find out about recent bird sightings in the Croydon area you can find them on our related Croydon Birders website

Surrey Wildlife Trust ,
School Lane, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey, GU24 0JN

The Conservation Volunteers (Croydon & Surrey)
Pond Cottage, Conduit Lane, Croydon, CR0 5RQ. Tel: 020 8726 0974,



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