Volunteers in London

Watford Green Gym

You are here

Join Green Gym® in Watford

There are two community Green Gyms® in Watford:

Cassiobury Green Gym (Wed 10am-1pm)

www.cassiogreengym.wordpress.com or cassioburygg@gmail.com - 07541 659 146

Watford Green Gym at Colne River Park (Tue & Thurs 10am-1pm)

www.watfordgg@outlook.com - 07935 989 890


Cassiobury Green Gym®

Volunteering with Cassiobury Green Gym®  is available every Wednesday from 10am to 1pm throughout the year - doing exercise with a purpose!

New volunteers are welcome, no experience necessary and everyone works at their own pace. We provide tools, guidance and refreshments. Just come along to make a difference and get fit naturally, wearing sturdy footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather. Activities are varied and the Green Gym® may be active across diverse sites within the park.

The guided activities cover practical conservation of biodiversity habitats, horticulture and developing permaculture community food growing spaces. This can include planting wildflowers and native hedgerows, food growing and orchard maintenance, traditional meadow scything, the removal of invasive species and scrub clearing, wildlife pond building, insect hotel construction, path clearance and deadwood hedging. Sessions start with a tools and safety talk, followed by simple warm up exercises.

Set in the heart of Watford, just a short walk from the town centre, Cassiobury Park 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.

Meet from 9.45am Wednesdays at the Community Project Garden in Cassiobury Park (from Shepherds Road park entrance, turn left at Cha Cafe and walk past the tennis courts and Bowls Club on your left to site entrance via gap in the hedge),  WD18 7HY.

For more info see www.cassioburygreengym.wordpress.com or contact: CassioburyGG@gmail.com – 07541 659 146


Watford 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.