Mother Goose Nursery

The Mother Goose Nursery in East Dulwich has a piece of land attached to it that they have secured  funding to develop it into a community wildlife garden to enable the pupils and local community to have access to nature and natural processes so that they can learn and better understand the value of wildlife and nature and sustainable processes.

The site is currently underused and unkempt with a predominant covering of bramble scrub and old tarmac.

Mother Goose Nursery garden survey drawing

But with modest funding the site could become a buzzing hub and destination for the local community to learn about nature and natural processes, food growing and bushcraft and gain new skills in garden management and sustainable practice.  It’s a great project with a strong vision and drive to gain the funds  by the nursery management to put the project into place.  I really hope that they succeed!

Mother Goose Nursery Community Wildlife Garden Strategic Masterplan

The garden is nearly completed and it is looking fantastic!  The children are taking classes in it and it is currently open to the public for one weekend each month for general visits and community events.

fire pit

The fire pit is ready for winter toasting

meadow

The wildflower meadow was in full bloom in its first year

The pond with dipping platform

The pond area with dipping platform is already thriving

Compost area, vegetable growing are already looking productive and the outdoor classroom regularly hosts educational sessions

The compost area, vegetable growing are already productive and the outdoor classroom regularly hosts educational sessions