• Southmere Park Tiny Forest, Copyright Richard Held

  • Southmere Park Tiny Forest, Copyright Richard Held

  • Southmere Park Tiny Forest, Copyright Richard Held

Planted: 19 February 2022

Southmere Park, Thamesmead

Location: London

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Welcome to our Tiny Forest

Southmere Park's Tiny Forest is the first planted in the Thamesmead area. It is part of the Thamesmead Making Space for Nature and CLEVER Cities programmes; a partnership between Peabody, the Mayor of London and Groundwork. The Tiny Forest was designed by members of the local community, it is an amphitheatre shape with seating that overlooks the lake.

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Planting Information

Local Residents, School Children, Earthwatch
19 February 2022
Species Planted in the Forest: Alder(Alnus glutinosa)  |  Beech, common(Fagus sylvatica)  |  Birch, downy(Betula pubescens)  |  Birch, silver(Betula pendula)  |  Blackthorn(Prunus spinosa)  |  Cherry, wild(Prunus avium)  |  Dog Rose(Rosa canina)  |  Elder(Sambucus nigra)  |  Guelder, rose(Viburnum opulus)  |  Hazel(Corylus avellana)  |  Holly(Ilex aquifolium)  |  Hornbeam(Carpinus betulus)  |  Oak, english(Quercus robur)  |  Oak, sessile(Quercus petraea)  |  Rowan(Sorbus aucuparia)  |  Wild service tree(Sorbus torminalis)  |  Willow, goat(Salix caprea)  |  Willow, grey(Salix cinerea subsp. Oleifolia)
{ lat: 51.500994, lng: 0.130084 }

Tiny Forest Location:

  • Southmere Park
  • London
  • United Kingdom
  • GPS: 51.500994, 0.130084

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