The banner shows summer flowers on Old Down taken in June

Expect to see orchids on Beggarwood in several places including the orchid meadow on the east side of the park

Harlequin ladybirds and others on tree trunks and twigs. Also often seen on gorse and yew

Butterflies like this gatekeeper are most often  seen on sunny days

Kidney vetch is an excellent source of nectar for long tongued bees

See  more photos taken recently

For more information see Management Overview page

Work Parties
Work parties on Old Down  every Thursday morning 10am at Old Down Hall. We don't mind if it's cold as you soon get warm but unrelenting rain is a different matter. You will be sent a confirmation email the day before if you are on our list of volunteers

Work parties on Beggarwood

Work parties run from 10.00 to 12.00am.
Normally on the third Saturday of each month

Please note: 
It seems likely that we now have a leader for the Beggarwood work parties.  Watch this space if you are interested in joining.

BUTTERFLY WALK ON OLD DOWN in association with Love Parks Week
Saturday 21st July 2pm at Old Down Hall, Kempshott Lane.
The butterfly walk went well and we had over 40 people attending, which was great.
Many thanks to all who came, we hope you enjoyed it.
We hope to run another next year.

For courses you need to be a full member (annual subscription £5.00) but there is no further fee for the course. For other events a donation of £2.00 from non members and £1.00 from members is requested. For work parties we should probably pay you but sadly it doesn't work that way

For enquiries and courses contact Jill Lincoln at