Planting Group

The Planting Group works to enhance the formal planting area and improve biodiversity in other areas of the park.  In cooperation with maintenance contractors Glendale, we have planted lavender and hedge germander around the rose beds and replaced unhealthy roses in two other rose beds.

In 2019, we have a gardening session on the first Wednesday and Saturday of every month.  If you would like to join the Planting Group please contact or leave your details at the Park Hut on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

Bird walks

Birdlife in the Park is exceptionally varied due to the range of habitats. Kingfishers nest by the river.  Egrets, swans, redwings, even the rare water rail, are occasional visitors.  Heron, ducks, coots, moorhens and wagtails are seen on or near the water.  The woods, banks, brambles and trees shelter wrens, blackbirds, goldfinches, long-tailed tits, blue tits, robins, warblers, gold-crests, thrushes and migrating redwings.

Our resident bird expert leads occasional bird walks.  Get in touch if you’d like to learn more about the Park’s birds by contacting

Bat walks

The Park is also home to many bats.  Join a bat walk and, bat detecting radio receiver in hand, listen to their echo-location signals as they swoop,  almost too fast too see, across the pond and between the big plane trees.

Contact the Friends to hear about the next walk dates.

Annual Summer Picnic:

Sunday 7 July 2019 12-4

Every summer a picnic is held for anyone who would like to celebrate Brookmill Park and its special qualities.  Just bring a picnic and something to share.  Meet the neighbours and learn more about how to get involved.  Games, face-painting and simple entertainment is provided.  Tea, cake and plants are for sale.

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River clean up

Deptford Creek, or Ravensbourne River, suffers from debris and litter and benefits from a regular clean up.  These are organised with Thames 21.

Let us know if you’d like to be informed of the next dates.  Sign up to the newsletter by contacting

Pub Talks and creative workshops

See separate pages for these activities.