Oaks Park has been entered in the annual 'London in Bloom' competition, and the judges will be visiting on 8th July.
A great deal of work is being done to ensure that the park is at its best.
Your help would be appreciated on 6th and 7th for dead-heading roses.
We won Silver-Gilt awards in 2018 and 2019.
We have been planting white roses in the formal beds (working with Tony, our Idverde gardener)
We had a very successful walk to listen to the dawn chorus on Sunday 2nd May.
The walk was led by David Warburton, Senior Biodiversity Officer for Sutton Council.
It was a lovely way to start the day!
We are in the middle of a series of Tai Chi classes led by David Talbot.
The sessions are very peaceful and we are learning. lot about the gentle martial art.
When walking round the Park you might notice a couple of areas where the grass has been scraped back. This is part of an initiative led by the Council as part of its response to the Climate Emergency. The areas were created by the Senior Biodiversity Officer.
The aim is to encourage the growth of Kidney Vetch plants on the exposed chalk. This plant is essential in the lifecycle of the Small Blue butterfly and we hope that this work will attract more of these butterflies to the Oaks.
Sutton Council has declared a climate emergency. Urgent action is required to stop the worst effects of climate change on Sutton, and on the world.
Everyone living, working or studying in Sutton is encouraged to have their say on how the borough can tackle climate change.
Drop-in events are being held across the borough from mid-February until the end of March. The events are listed here: www.sutton.gov.uk/climate.
Please to take the time to visit the site, learn more about the Council's plans, and complete the survey to let them have your views. The deadline is 1st April.
You can take part by attending the events, or via social media (#ClimateActionSutton).
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sometimes there are sheep in the park, which graze the grass and fertilise it naturally. If you are a dog owner please read the important Notice.
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If you are interested in orienteering why not get out into the park on the 1.8km course. Go to the Mole Valley Orienteering Club website for more information and to download the map and instructions.
The old stable block is home to a number of artists who are a big part of the life of the Park.