Volunteer at Central Park

Volunteers are being sought to help with conservation, horticulture and general improvements in Central Park.

Plymouth City Council have teamed up with Eco Land Management and the Friends of Central Park to run events alongside the improvements programme.

Upcoming events are scheduled for January to March and are open to anyone who wants to get involved.

No previous gardening or practical experience is required, just a willingness to learn, make new friends and enjoy nature.

Patrick Nicholson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Strategic Transport, Housing and Planning said: “There are so many different things to get involved in so if you are green fingered, or just fancy the opportunity to get out in the fresh air and meet new people, then come along and find out more.”

Full list of activities

Wednesday 10 & 17 January 10am to 3pm
Tree care in the wallow and meadow behind the Bowling Pavilion, including pruning trees and creating habitat piles

Wednesday 24 January 10am to 3pm
Hedge renovation on the golf course boundary

Wednesday 7 February 10am to 3pm
Tree care on Mayflower Drive and hedge coppicing opposite the Bowling Pavilion

Wednesday 14 February 11am to 2pm
Half-term family event and beech hedge planting by Inverdene Road.

Wednesday 21 February 10am to 3pm
Hedge coppicing opposite the Bowling Pavilion

Wednesday 7 March 10am to 3pm
Tidy up the orchard and the rockery by the Ford Park entrance

Wednesday 14 March 10am to 3pm
Gardening at Pounds House

All activities will begin at the Clock Tower. There is no need to book and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Central Park is Plymouth’s premier green space and has recently benefitted from a multi-million pounds investment. Included in the plans are path upgrades, four new tennis courts, new cricket, rugby and junior football pitches complete with improved changing facilities, a new café and improvement to drainage across the park.

For more information, check out our website or the Nature Plymouth Facebook page.