Tree Planting in Cheam Park

The Friends of Cheam Park and Sutton Council are planning on planting more trees in Cheam Park.

Please come and join us.  We need all the help we can get!!

This will be on Saturday 26th November, between 10:00 and 1:00.  We will meet at Cheam Park Cafe

We will be planting a mixture of mature trees and small saplings.

Tree Planting Cheam Rec

Cheam Park has been transformed since we started planting trees on it.  The area has become a haven for wildlife and is just beautiful to visit.  Planting close to the wildlife rich Ancient Woodland site of Nonsuch Woods, means we are extending the habitat for the Woodland wildlife.

We all know that in Winter time, there is a great deal of water run off, which comes off the Park and adds to the flooding.  As the mature, the trees will absorb some of the water and airate the soil reducing the amount of run off.

And finally….The UK has only 13% woodland cover, compared with an EU average of 37%.  It is good to know we are going our bit to improve that figure.

Cheam Rec Mowing

Tree Work in Nonsuch Woods

Late September and Early October is when the Foresters spring into action in Nonsuch Woods.  They have a golden month between when the birds have finished nesting and fledglings left the nest and the start of winter, when the ground starts to get seriously boggy and they can not get their vehicles in.

Whilst you will see Foresters at work at other times of the year, both Sutton and Epsom Council manage their woodland on Ecological principles, felling trees which are diseased or unsafe.

Nonsuch Park Awareness Day 2016

Tudors Indy Nonsuch Park
Tudors with Indy at Nonsuch Park

The awareness day is run by and for users of the park and includes a host of fun and free family activities

This year there will be five zones to visit:

Nature and wildlife Zone:  The Nonsuch Voles will be on hand to share their volunteering experiences and latest projects, along with other nature conservation groups. There is also the opportunity to find out more about bees with the Surrey Beekeepers Association and buy local honey, beeswax candles and other bee produce products.

Friends of Nonsuch Service Wing

History Zone: As part of Heritage Open Weekend and to celebrate the park’s rich history which dates back to the Henry VIII, The Friends of Nonsuch will be offering guided tours of both Nonsuch Mansion House and the Service Wing Museum and Palace Gallery which houses a stunning replica model of now-vanished Nonsuch Palace (described as nonesuch finer, the origin of the park’s name). Guests will be free to explore the formal gardens while interacting with a Tudor characters who will bring history to life.

Dog Zone: Dog owners can get advice on responsible dog ownership and (here’s an incentive you don’t see every day) pick up some free dog waste bags!

Cycling Zone: Free bike check-ups will be on offer as well as advice on all things cycling.

Fitness Zone: The park plays host to a number of fitness activities and a variety of these will be available to sample on the day.

Entrance is free so come along and find out more about Nonsuch Park.

Nonsuch Park Awareness Day, 11 September, 11am – 4p

There are a number of access points to Nonsuch Park; including car parks; one off London Road, Ewell and another off Ewell Road, Cheam.