Past Events

Some dates you may have missed – but many will be on again next year. You may also look at our forthcoming events


Annual General Meeting

Unlike other events, this one is for members only.

Saturday April 28th
Bluebell Walk in Kingswood

Meet at 11:00 at the entrance to the woods in Orchard Road, off Limpsfield
Road (B269). Come and see one of Croydon’s bluebell spectaculars! Bring a
picnic lunch with you to enjoy in the woods. If the weather looks ‘iffy’, please
ring 07919 652 723 before setting out.

Saturday May 5th
Walk on Croham Hurst – Site of Special Scientific Interest

Meet at the Bankside entrance to the woods at 14:00. Following on from his
wonderful talk last year, Heathfield Ecologist and local historian from Croydon
Natural History & Scientific Society’s Paul Sowan will lead us on this walk to
show us the site.

Sunday May 20th
Plant and Seedling Sale 12:00 – 16:30

Our annual plant sale is one of our most popular events and we would like to
make it even better this year. Can our friends and members help by donating
plants to sell? Could you raise some extra trays of seedlings for us? We are very keen to promote plants that will help our pollinators. If you are able to help, please ring Lorraine on 07919 652 723. Our Heathfield Pantry Café will be open for light lunches and cream teas.

Saturday june 23rd
Wild Flower Walk at Hutchinson’s Bank

Meet at 11:00 in Farleigh Dean Crescent near entrance to Hutchinson’s Bank
Nature Reserve. In event of bad weather, please ring 07919 652 723 before
setting out.

Saturday june 30th
Wild Flower Bonanza on Kenley Common

Meet at 11:00 outside entrance to Common along Hayes Lane nearest Golf
Road. Do join us and bring your camera.

Sunday July 1st
Celebrating Heathfield Road Garden Bee World

12:00-16:30 Take a stroll around our rock garden and see how many pollinators you can spot. Our Heathfield Pantry Café will be open for light lunches and cream teas.

Friday july 13th
Bat and Glow-worm walk on Riddlesdown

Meet at 21:30 at top end of Honister Heights, near rear entrance to Riddlesdown High School. Dress according to weather. Please note that in the event of rain, the walk will not take place.

Saturday july 21st
Millers Pond Summer Fayre

12:00 to 16:30. Your Ecology Centre will have a stand at this lovely Summer Fayre.Friends of Millers Pond contact: Eric Molkenthin 020 8777 4113

Saturday july 28th
Summer Pruning Skills Workshop

14:00 – 16:30 Meet in front of Heathfield House.
Want to know how to keep your fruit trees healthy and productive? If so, come
to our special training session and gain the knowledge to prune with confidence. Bring clean, sharp secateurs with you.

Saturday August 4th
Lotions and Potions for Natural Beauty

10:00 – 12:00 Meet in Heathfield House for a girly-get-together, making simple
skincare products from natural ingredients, without all the added chemicals and fancy price tags! Do come, it’s fun and girls young, old and in-between are welcome.

Saturday & Sunday August 18th and  & 19th
Ploughman’s lunches, cream teas and plane spotting at Heathfield

12:00 to 17:00 With our open easterly aspect, Heathfield is a good place to spot some of the aircraft flying at the Biggin Hill Festival of Flight. Bring the family and enjoy the day with us. There will be guided tours of the Ecology Centre’s wildlife sanctuary and old varieties conservation orchard. Our Heathfield Pantry Café will be open for light lunches and cream teas.

Saturday & Sunday September 15th and 16th
Green Heritage Fair at Heathfield

11:00 – 17:00  on both days. Pantry Café is open for lunches and afternoon cream teas. Large number of stands showcasing the work of local nature conservation groups, traditional crafts, animal welfare organisations and fine art exhibitions by local artists. Tours of Heathfield Garden’s Tree Trail and of our Wildlife Sanctuary and Old Varieties Orchard. Come and enjoy!

Sunday October 7th
Heathfield Apple Day

11:00 – 16:00 Heathfield Pantry Café will be serving teas, coffee, juice and delicious strudel and other apple fancies. Your chance to buy some of our superb organic heritage varieties apples.

Autumn Tints Woodland Walk

Meet outside Heathfield House at 11:00. Join us on this beautiful woodland walk to see the glorious colours of Autumn.

sunday december 2ND
Grand Xmas Bazaar

in Heathfield House from 12:00 to 16:30 With plenty to choose from on our stalls, this bazaar comes at just the right time to help with your Christmas shopping. Our Pantry Cafe will be open serving hot homemade soups and buttered rolls at lunchtime, followed by traditional English cream teas in the Afternoon. This is a wonderful chance to meet up with old friends and enjoy the event together, so do come & bring your friends with you! All proceeds from on our stalls and in the Pantry Cafe benefit our Animal Welfare and Wildlife Rescue fund.