A fascinating talk in a fascinating hall

Last Sunday we were treated to an elaborated version of the talk that Rachel Mooney (Friends of Hilly Fields) gave at our Trees in the City conference in April 2014. We were in a new venue this time: Prendergast Hilly Fields College (earlier called Brockley County). [Click on any of the pictures for a larger version]Rachel ...

Trees in the City – 26th April 2014 – Conference Report

The Brockley Society Tree Committee are delighted to report a little more fully about the presentations given at our hugely successful conference last month. Wake up and smell the pollutionLewisham Mayor Sir Steve Bullock opened the conference by raising the issue of rising city pollution and the need for more trees to make the urban environment sustainable. He kindly ...

Vivat Ulmas!!

Jubilee Tree Planted in Hilly FieldsOn Wednesday 22nd May, a disease resistant Elm tree was planted in the eastern section of Hilly Fields to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Photo courtesy of Karl BrandtThis was a tremendous honour for Brockley being as it was one of only sixty sites ...

Hilly Fields honoured with Jubilee tree

As part of the on-going celebrations to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, we will be planting the Jubilee Tree donated by the Tree Council at Hilly Fields on Wednesday 22 May.  Meet at the café from 12.45. Students from Prendergast school will come out at 1.15 pm for the ceremony.  Several people from the Brockley 50+ Club which ...

Hilly Fields Fruit Hedge – Update 1

Despite terrible weather, a good 15 or so hardy souls turned up on 16th March to help plant fruit trees and shrubs in five newly created beds to the back of the stone circle on Hilly Fields. We were delighted to have the help and practical support of Jon Stokes and Margaret Lipscombe from The ...