SUTTON ECOLOGY CENTRE
Sutton Ecology Centre is managed by the London Borough of Sutton's Biodiversity Team and is the main resource for environmental education in the borough.
The grounds are an excellent place for a stroll and to find out about wildlife habitats, composting, organic and wildlife gardening. The Centre runs educational visits for schools as well as events for adults, families and children, birthday parties, volunteer days and much more. The Ecology Centre also features allotments which showcase how you can grow your own fruit and vegetables.
You can now discover our grounds by following the Sutton Ecology Centre Trail. The trail includes the Nature, Heritage and Sensory aspects of our grounds. You can also pick a leaflet from the dispenser outside The Old Rectory, Festival Walk.
- To create better understanding of our local and global environment
- To encourage involvement in our environment by the whole community
- To serve as a base for environmental action throughout the Borough
The Sutton Ecology Centre Nature Trail is open to all, so come along after school or at the weekend for a stroll and an explore! See if you can spot seasonal changes to the plants and animal habitats, and discover hidden gems like the butterfly and forest gardens or the marsh and pond.
Simply bring along your leaflet and explore the trail at your leisure (pdf as below).
How does the trail work? Follow the numbered waymarkers around the grounds. The trail has been designed to include information about the nature, heritage and sensory aspects of this local nature reserve. The markers include symbols to highlight the three different aspects of the trail.
The trail was developed as part of a Heritage Lottery Funded project to enhance the interpretation at the Sutton Ecology Centre and regenerate the grounds.
The Sutton Ecology Centre is the ideal venue for woodland parties, nature-friendly picnics and much more.
Make use of the huge variety of natural space in this wildlife haven. Meadows, pagodas, wildlife wetlands, butterfly sanctuaries, twisty turny woodland paths… have a birthday party, special event or gathering you’ll never forget.
Alternatively, you can hire the children-friendly Sutton Ecology Centre classroom.The classroom is colourfully decorated with murals, hanging sculptures and more to suit the interests and needs of children – with all the amenities you need to ensure your children enjoy a birthday party that is safe, comfortable, and huge fun. You can combine the classroom with children’s activities at the Ecology Centre.
CONTACT SUTTON BIODIVERSITY TEAM
For information and bookings on Sutton Nature / Biodiversity events or school holiday events, please contact them for availability and terms and conditions using the phone number or email below.
Phone: 0208 700 5820