We work to restore our threatened natural and historical heritage in South and West  London which connects and enriches fragmented, degraded and isolated historic and green spaces, and which are accessible and inviting to all, to explore, co-create, actively experience and feel part of.

Burton: Exploring Without Boundaries

Inspired by the adventures of the Victorian explorer, Sir Richard Burton, the Trust is encouraging everyone to get outside and explore South West London. Join us on the adventure...


Author: Emily Lunn

Secret Art Sale 2020 - WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Sat 26th September. Now in its fifth year, the art sale with a twist is back and we need your art! Read on to find out how you can contribute..




Author: Lucia Pekarova

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Environmental charities to join forces

Environment Trust and South West London Environment Network (SWLEN) have announced that they are going to merge to create a single, combined charity with the capacity and skills to achieve greater impact for natural and built heritage in south west London.  The post of Chair of Trustees for the newly merged charity is now being advertised.


Author: Stephen James

Green Hubs- Connecting The Green Spaces of South West London

In our latest project aiming to support wildlife across South West London, we are creating a series of 'Green Hubs' To create a stepping stone effect connecting together larger green spaces. Find out what we are doing and how you and your space can benefit...


Author: Francesca Batt

Citizen Science

Get involved with active data collection and research the Trust is conducting. Many of them can be done from your own home. Find out more about citizen science and our current surveys.


Author: Francesca Batt

Gruffalo Illustrator Auction and Appeal

Patron and illustrator of the Gruffalo, Axel Scheffler, launches the Trust's Covid-19 appeal


Author: Emily Lunn

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Latest events

  • POSTPONED! Explore: Richmond Lock

    As part of Burton: Exploring Without Boundaries, join us for a exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Richmond Lock and Footbridge with the Lock Keeper, Jim Deeney Read more

  • POSTPONED! Explore: The Temperate House at Kew Gardens

    Join Environment Trust and a Kew Guide for an exclusive tour of the Grade I Listed Temperate House as part of our exploration project Read more

  • POSTPONED: Plant Sale for Wildlife

    Back for the 3rd year! A wide selection of plants will be available to encourage wildlife into your gardens; annuals, perennials, herbs... With an adventurous nature trail, tours of the mausoleum, useful tips from our nature experts, delicious home-made cakes there will be something for all to enjoy! Read more

Latest Stories

  • Exploring Without Boundaries: Collections at the Royal Geographical Society

    As part of our project 'Burton: Exploring Without Boundaries' we spoke to Principle Librarian Eugene Rae about the Royal Geographical Society's collection on the eccentric Victorian explorer, Sir Richard Burton Read more

  • Create Your Family Tree

    Ever wondered about your family tree? Maybe you're secretly related to royalty? Why not use the most of the Covid-19 Lockdown to dig into your past! Read more