Category Archives: Old English Garden

Friends of the Shuttle end of year river and Danson events

This Autumn FotS continue their programme of river cleaning events along the River Shuttle.  Locations to be confirmed.  They will be meeting at 10.30am.  All tools and equipment provided as are tea/coffee and biscuits after the event.  Please contact them … Continue reading

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Newt rescue at Danson Park

Thanks to an alert from John Arnold, I was able to rescue 50 baby – almost certainly Smooth (and not Palmate) –  newts from the pond in the Danson Park Old English Garden yesterday (Sept 18th). I have looked for … Continue reading

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FotS features in ‘Bexley Magazine’

A photo of FotS volunteers hard at work in Danson Park’s Old English Garden features on page 16 of the Council’s own magazine for local residents. The associated article extols the opportunities of getting involved with such initiatives, but could … Continue reading

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FotS adds to its events schedule as Danson garden work stepped up

Please find below our updated and expanded calendar of events for the next couple of months.  You will see that we have increased the number of events in The Old English Garden at Danson Park as at this time of year the … Continue reading

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FotS Danson wildlife walk

Six members plus a friend joined me as leader on this late spring wildlife walk organised by Friends of the Shuttle, the wildlife/environment action group in the park, looking primarily at plants, damselflies and birds. Some of the plants of … Continue reading

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FotS announces additional events for Shuttle and Danson

Friends of the Shuttle, the environmental/wildlife action group for the River Shuttle, Wyncham Stream and Danson Park (the water from the lake flows into the Shuttle in Bexley Park Woods) has announced a number of additional events for the next … Continue reading

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FoTS @ Danson – Old English Garden event photos and future plans

From our correspondent Mandy Stevens : On Thursday 23rd April, Friends of the Shuttle held their first gardening event in the Old English Garden in Danson Park.  Ten volunteers removed dead material and weeds from the formal flowerbeds and trimmed the borders. FoTS … Continue reading

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