Grafting, Pruning and Introduction to Forest Gardening

Saturday 9 March 10 – 5

The Hub (by the Lake), Lordship Recreation Ground, Higham road, N17 6NU

Meet at 9.45am at The Hub. Come for the whole, or just half the day.
10 – 12.30  Grafting and Pruning
1.15 – 5  Introduction to Forest Gardening (with a focus on the
Lordship Rec Orchard)
Bring a packed lunch, or lunch to share or buy from the Hub Cafe.

It is hoped that participants will contribute something according to their current means and whether they come for half day or whole ( adjust accordingly): e.g. whole day suggested fees for salaried high earner/salaried low earner/ unemployed or other:

£20/30+ depending on earnings
£10/15 low waged
£5/10  unemployed/ on benefits

The orchard in lordship rec is being developed using forest garden principles and it is hoped that some people who attend will be local people who can use the knowledge gained to help with the ongoing development of the orchard, if they wish to. However, it’s not restricted to local people, all welcome.

Tutors will be Michelle Lawson, professional gardener who also attended the Urban Orchard Management course and is keen to share grafting skills; and Marina O’Connell, organic fruit grower and permaculture tutor from The Apricot Centre.

You will go home with a young apple tree in a pot, so please bring something to carry it in.

Please let us know you are coming, so we can get the right number of tools ready. To book and for more information, contact Sally Haywill at or text 07757 333 202

Sunday, 10th February, 2-4pm

Friends of Lordship Rec AGM

Come to hear about the achievements of The Friends over the past year, find out about any future plans or bring your own ideas and suggestions.


FLR Bulletin 2017-2019

Friends of Lordship Rec Meetings

Sunday 6th January, 2pm – 3.30pm

Friends of Lordship Rec meeting for all members and park users, 

Meet in the Hub office. To share news and views about the park, events and activities etc, and find out how to get involved. All welcome, especially new people.

Friends of Lordship Rec AGM will be held on Sunday, 10th February at the Hub  2-4pm


January 19th, WASSAIL!

WASSAIL!  fun for all the family in this traditional English celebration of fruit trees in the Lordship Rec Orchard and later in the Hub.
Saturday 19 Jan 3.30 – 5.30. Meet outside The Hub at 3.30. Live music,
singing, story telling, tree decorating, mulled cider, hot sorrel, apple cake – and more! FREE (with a collection for North London Action
for the Homeless).
For more information email:

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Merry Xmas and Happy New Year

Wishing all park users and all Lordship Rec’s fantastic volunteers and supporters a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year. Let us all work together to improve and protect our beautiful park!

Best wishes, Friends of Lordship Rec.

Xmas festivities at the Hub

Visit the Hub on Saturday December 8th, 1-4pm for Santa and his wishing tree, live music from local musicians, Xmas wreath-making workshops at 12-1pm and 2-3pm and some stalls and face painting.

Friends of Lordship Rec Meeting

Come and join our Friends of Lordship Rec meeting at 2pm at the Hub on Sunday December 2nd. All welcome to talk about all issues to do with the Rec, any volunteering opportunities and future activities. See you there!


Run the Marathon for the Hub

Lordship Hub has 2 confirmed places on the London Marathon April 2019. The Hub, a community run co-operative, has no outside funding and wants to carry on providing good services for the local community. If you would like to run to raise funds for the Hub and you know you can do it and get sponsorship then please contact the Hub on and we will get back to you.

Many thanks