Tucked away behind the walled garden of Heathfield House in Croydon, the Centre is a sanctuary for various creatures including sheep, newts and bees and trees and plants including some rare fruit varieties.
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- To enhance, encourage and facilitate the work
done by groups and individuals concerned with nature
conservation within the London Borough of Croydon.
- To raise public awareness of and participation in nature
- To foster within young people, through education, a
love and interest in their local surroundings and the natural
world and the part they can play in protecting them.
- To conserve the many fine old varieties within the Old
Orchard at Heathfield, in order to ensure a diversity of
- To work in cooperation with the London Borough of
Croydon and with other organisations in the furtherance of
The Centre is funded by donation, fundraising and the occasional grant. All who work there are unpaid volunteers. Contrary to occasional rumour, the Centre is not run nor funded by Croydon Council.