The Friends of Wollaton Park is an established project set up by local residents who love Wollaton Hall and Deer Park and they regularly help the Council Park Rangers with conservation volunteering.
To add to this great volunteering opportunity, Wollaton Hall is a spectacular Elizabethan Manor with surrounding Deer park and gardens - which is a lovely place to visit and a great view whilst volunteering, it was also used as Wayne Manor in the Batman film 'The Dark Knight Rises'.
They are a friendly bunch that meet in Wollaton Park for Group Task Days on the last Thursday of every month from 10am- 12pm
They have lots of activities all year round you can get involved in; including, woodland management in their wildlife nature reserves, historic tours of the park, bat box making and other activities to keep the ground looking nice for visitors’ to enjoy.
Go along to one session or help as often as you want
Wollaton Hall and Deer Park is right next door to University Park and Jubilee Campus and takes about 15 minutes to walk there
1) Click on the 'Register Your Interest' button to contact the SVC for more details
2) We will send you details of the upcoming Group Task Days and the meeting point and times
3) Turn up on the day at the meeting point and join the team of volunteers
Sensible footwear and clothing is advisable for all activities
UPCOMING TASK DAYS:
Walled Garden Project:
A chance to get involved in clearing bramble, ivy and cleaning brick to help the
professionals restore this hidden area of the park. Typical gardening gloves and
Thursdays: meet at the 508 cafe at 9.30am or join us by walking through
the gate in the communities courtyard when you are ready.
Sundays: second Sunday of each month (13/1:10/2:10/3:14/4:12/5:9/6) meet in
the communities courtyard at 10am
Monthly Volunteer Sessions:
Meet at the red phone box at 10am with clothing suitable for gardening.
Sun 13th Jan: Walled Garden see above
Wed 23rd Jan: Wollaton Hall Cleaning the Prospect Room.
(limited numbers please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place)
Sun 10th Feb: Walled Garden see above
Thurs 28th Feb: Memorial Bench Restoration
Sun 10th Mar: Walled Garden see above
Sat 16th Mar: Memorial Bench Restoration
Wed 20th Mar: Lodge 1 Shrub Bed Restoration
Sat 13th Apr: Rhododendron Trimming
Sun 14th Apr: Walled Garden see above
Wed 24th Apr: Woodland Management work
Sat 11th May: Camellia House and shrub bed tidy up
Sun 12th May: Walled Garden see above
Thurs 23rd May: Walled Garden see above
Sun 9th Jun: Walled Garden see above
Wed 19th Jun: Community Courtyard flower beds Note: meet at 10am in the
Wed 26th Jun: Guided walk around the nature trail
Click 'Register your interest' if you want to get involved!