Living at the top end of the Island, my visits to Island Gardens are not as regular as I would like. However I was informed by Eric Pemberton that a number of changes had taken place that hopefully would encourage more wildlife to frequent the Gardens.
The Friends of Island Gardens group which was set up to protect the popular park have worked with other groups such as Clean and Green to encourage a greater variety of wildlife.
Six bird nesting boxes and four boxes for bats have been provided high in tree branches. Also some area’s of the park have been designated Meadow areas to encourage the land based creatures.
When I visited on Sunday, it was a warm summer’s day and the park was busy with a wide range of people enjoying this important piece of green space.
A large group were admiring the famous view over to Greenwich but I was taken with the park itself.
Will Crooks who was one of the people responsible for the creation of the park called it a little piece of paradise, on a day like Sunday not many people would had disagreed with him.