We would like to thank everyone who attended our Sue Godfrey Nature Park celebration on Saturday 1st of June. The event was a tribute to the park's history and the day felt like a joyous reflection of the community's spirit and appreciation of this local nature park.
We had a host of activities on for people of all ages and so it was wonderful to see both familiar faces and meet many new friends. Children (and adults) had the opportunity to go bug-hunting and learn how to identify their finds, while adults enjoyed guided wildflower walks with our conservationists, who were able to tell everyone all about the exciting new habitat works. Art enthusiasts appreciated a watercolour exhibition featuring paintings of the park and they could also unleash their own creativity in our arts & crafts corner!
For the more active visitors, the unique "wader wanging" competition required strong arms to launch our Deptford Creek waders as far as they could! Adding to the countryside fete vibe of the day, visitors also learned about how to create a herbarium and tie all sorts of knots. With all this activity, learning and fun, we were all grateful for the homemade cakes and hot drinks stand to keep us going.
The day served as a beautiful reminder of the park's history, which has been shaped by the continuous support and presence of the community. We were particularly happy to be joined by the family members of the late Sue Godfrey, without whom the nature park would not have been protected 40 years ago. We are proud to continue managing this nature park, on behalf of Lewisham Council, for people and wildlife.
A big thank you goes out to all who have been part of this journey, helping to shape Sue Godfrey Nature Park into the nature haven it is today.
Enjoy this selection of photos from the day!


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