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Join the TCV Green Gym® in Watford

 

The Conservation Volunteers run Cassiobury Green Gym on the new Community Project Site in Cassiobury Park, Watford every Wednesday.

The original Watford Green Gym at Colne River Park is now volunteer-led independently on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Cassiobury Green Gym®

Get involved with the Cassiobury Green Gym on Wednesdays from 10am-1pm, meeting at the Community Project Site in Cassiobury Park (from Cha Cafe walk past the tennis courts and Bowls Club on your left). Volunteering is free, simple and no experience is necessary. For more information, or to join us, please contact Maria Schlatter on 07717 494 476 or email GG-Watford@tcv.org.uk.

Set in the heart of Watford, just a short walk from the town centre, TCV’s Cassiobury Park site is an ecologically diverse oasis of green for residents and visitors alike. Part of the park is a designated local nature reserve. We are delighted to be sharing the site with 46 different species of breeding birds, as well as seven of the 17 bat species native to the UK. Former watercress beds within the park have now been developed into marshland and muntjac deer and foxes can often be spotted in the woods.

Activities are varied and the Green Gym® works across diverse sites within the park. Volunteers grow food in the permaculture kitchen garden, create insect hotels, wildflower meadows, pond and bog gardens as well as native mixed hedgerows to provide biodiverse habitats. We also plant trees, manage the orchards, clear bramble and scrub, use traditional scythes to cut meadow grass... 

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Colne River Park Green Gym®

Join the volunteer-led Colne River Park Green Gym® every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-1pm.  For more information, or to join us, please call 07935989890 or email watfordgg@outlook.com

The group work to transform meadows and woodland along the Colne River, for example by planting thousands of wildflower plugs and bulbs in the Green Gym® managed meadows, planting trees or removing invasive species from the river banks.

The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® in Watford is delivered in partnership with the intu Watford Centre and Watford Borough Council.