Tiny London wildlife homes

Even tiny corners can become homes for wildlife, providing dot-to-dot connections between larger green spaces for flying insects, birds and foraging mammals like hedgehogs. Read more

What Has Gardening for Wildlife Ever Done for Me?

Jen Bourne writes about Stephen James's (Environment Trust Operations Manager) visit to Royal Paddocks Allotments to lead a discussion on wildlife gardening. Read more

Twenty Uses of Herbs at the Kitchen Garden

Twenty one adults and five children attended our two herb workshops run in partnership with English Heritage as part of the Marble Hill Revived project. We shared knowledge, made bouquets garnis and brewed fresh herbal tea. Read more

Water and Sustainable Wardrobes

‘Sustainable Wardrobes’ are about more than water. But water use is another thing to think about when we are shopping for clothes. Environment Trust is planning a ‘clothes swap event’ to raise awareness of all aspects of this issue. Image: Gigie Cruz-Sy / Greenpeace. Read more

Art Picnic at the Kitchen Garden in Marble Hill Park

Richmond EAL Friendship Group joined in an Art Picnic at the Kitchen Garden in Marble Hill Park. The event was organised by us and led by Richmond EAL and artist Sasa Marinkov. Our hosts were English Heritage, funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund. Read more

Three Men in a Boathouse

A potted history of Poulett Lodge, Twickenham, by volunteer Anne Logie Read more

Meet the Trust's very own Star Baker!

As a keen and very accomplished baker, our new volunteer, Natasha, baked some delicious cakes for our recent Plant Sale at Kilmorey Mausoleum and ran the cake stand. Natasha feels passionately about the environment and was keen to work with us on our projects that make a difference locally. Read more

Spring at the Kitchen Garden in Marble Hill Park

Spring at the Kitchen Garden is for preparing, sowing, planting and welcoming an increasing number of visitors. Ten dedicated volunteers keep the garden in good order and ready for a busy year of food production. The day nurseries Brilliant Play and Mandarin Ducklings are regular contributors to the gardening project and the children and parents bring fresh interest and ideas each week. Read more

Saving energy and water with Saheli

23 March 2019. We were delighted to be invited by Malti from the Saheli group to talk about saving energy and water at home. Twenty five women from South Asia discussed a wide range of issues from lightbulbs and kettles to aviation and climate change. Read more

Don't Forget Mother's Day - 31st March/12th May/ 8th August/ ???

Mother’s Day may be a moveable feast, but at least these days it only happens once a year! Early in the twentieth century there were several options... Volunteer, Anne Logie, explains in her blog post. Read more

Hanworth Air Park Talk at Edward Pauling House

Environment Trust loved sharing the history of Hanworth Air Park with the residents of Edward Pauling House as part of the Borough of Hounslow's 60+ Activity Programme on Monday 4th February 2019 Read more

Chitting potatoes at the Kitchen Garden in Marble Hill Park

Volunteers at the Kitchen Garden in Marble Hill Park brought in potatoes for chitting ('chit' means seed or sprout). The seed potatoes will keep warm and dry in the shed for a few weeks and they will begin to sprout before being planted out in the garden. Read more