Kingston Green Infrastructure Energy and Water project

The Kingston Green Infrastructure Energy and Water project is about environmental sustainability and community engagement. In partnership with the Royal Borough and with South West London Environment Network (SWLEN), we work with local people to develop and seek funding for practical Green Infrastructure and energy conservation projects. Read more

Map - Green Spaces, Heritage Sites and Environment Trust Projects

See our new map showing green spaces, nature reserves, Sites of Special Scientific Interest, Heritage sites and Environment Trust projects in Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow. Read more

Helping Hedgehogs - Wildlife Conservation

The UK’s hedgehog is under threat. Over the past decade alone we have lost over half our rural hedgehogs and approximately a third of our urban hedgehogs. But those of us living in urban and suburban areas can help to reverse the decline to help save this iconic species. Read more

Water Voles

Made famous by the character ‘Ratty’ in Wind in the Willows, the once common water vole has suffered the most catastrophic decline of any British mammal in the past century, driven by loss of habitat, pollution of waterways, increased urbanisation and predation by the invasive American mink. However, there is hope in the form of reintroductions and the Hogsmill River has been identified as a suitable potential site. Read more

Hanworth Air Park 1916-1955 - Heritage Conservation

Explore the history of Hanworth Air Park 1916-1955 in words and images. A Heritage Conservation project funded by Heathrow Community fund. Read more

Kilmorey Mausoleum

The 2nd Earl of Kilmorey built this mausoleum in 1854 on a plot he had secured at Brompton Cemetery. The pink and grey Egyptian style mausoleum cost over £30,000 and was moved by the Earl twice. It can now be found in a secluded walled garden in St Margaret's. Read more

Raeburn Open Space - Nature Conservation

In the heart of suburban London is a forgotten nature reserve called Raeburn Open Space where an exciting nature conservation project is underway. With the engagement of the local community and funding from Thames Water, we are transforming this five hectare site in Surbiton. Read more

Kitchen Garden in Marble Hill Park

The Kitchen Garden in Marble Hill Park, Twickenham is a volunteer-led heritage conservation garden celebrating the market garden history in South West London. It is about growing food, education and community engagement. We look after all the volunteer groups who work in the garden, providing tools, expertise and support to help everyone enjoy the experience of tending the garden and growing their own food. We also run corporate volunteering days and educational events. Read more

Thames Eyot Boathouse

The Grade II listed boathouse at Thames Eyot sits on Historic England’s register of Heritage at Risk. It was built in the 1870s by Frederick Chancellor as part of the remodelling of Poulett Lodge – one of four grand houses along the Thames at Twickenham – for William Henry Punchard, an eminent engineer. Read more

Air Raid Shelter - Heritage Conservation

St Leonards Air Raid Shelter is a hidden historic gem in Mortlake. This World War II air raid shelter was built in 1938 for the protection of the residents of St Leonards Court, Palmers Road, East Sheen, from aerial attack. Read more

Sir Richard Burton's Mausoleum - Heritage Conservation

Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890) was a renowned Victorian explorer and prolific author. He and his wife Isabella (neé Arundell) are buried in a large stone mausoleum built to look like an Arab tent in St Mary Magdalen Roman Catholic Church, 61 Worple Way, Mortlake, SW14 8PR Read more

Vineyard Passage Burial Ground

Just across the road from St Mary Magdalene Church in central Richmond, a narrow path (the Vineyard Passage) heads up the Hill between the Vestry House and the Travelodge Hotel. After about 30 yards it opens out to an old cemetery, which was transformed 50 years ago into a lightly wooded wild garden. It is secluded and quiet, and one of the lesser known treasures of Richmond. Read more