Wildflowers Outside the Park

The Ecology Centre staged a display, Imagine Islington, on a Millenium Sunday in the Angel Central Shopping Centre.

Imagine Islington one

Imagine Islington two

Hay bales divided walkway areas; wildflowers were planted in all manner of containers, from old boots to shopping trolleys. There were houses for wildlife (Who Lives Here? – bats, hedgehogs, frogs and toads) and games, with Wildlife Rangers on hand to answer questions.

Wildflowers for this display and many of the Ecology Centre’s plant sales came from Norfolk:

*British Wildflower Plants

* www.wildflowers.co.uk * 01603 716 615


Gillespie Park was a London in Bloom 2015 Gold Award winner. It also achieved gold for Conservation Area Of The Year 2015.


Flying the Green Flag

Another prestigious award won by the reserve over the years has been the Green Flag award. A government-backed scheme to recognise local community involvement and sustainability, the award is given to parks and green spaces across England.
  This photo is from Gillespie Park’s Green Flag ‘hat trick’ in 2004, when the park received the award for the third year in a row. Developments at that time included bug hunts for children, winter walks, nature walks for Asian elders and birdbox building workshops.