New events and community planning session 20/1

Our regular Thursday volunteer sessions start 11th Jan
Winter Wild indoor garden arts and craft start again at Place Ladywell every Friday from 12th Jan

Community planning day Saturday 20th January
Planning for the future of the Wild Cat Wilderness – have your say.
We will be celebrating what we have achieved over the last 3 years, talking about some plans for 2018 and you have the opportunity to plan for the future of the Wilderness. Whatever that might be!
Everyone of any age is welcome to join in and it will be fun. Saturday 20th Jan at Place Ladywell – 1.30pm for soup and bread lunch for a start at 2pm. Finish around 3.15pm.


Latest events for Christmas


Make a stick star and volunteering on Saturday 9/12 at the Wilderness 10-1pm. Last entry 12pm. On sale will be log reindeers, the last of our jams and chutneys plus other wild gifts for Christmas made by our volunteers.

Make lavender bags Friday 8/12 12.15-3.30pm at our Winter Wild indoor session at PLACE Ladywell at the Rushey Green Time Bank offices at the back. On Friday 14th we will be sprouting indoor seeds.

Regular outdoor volunteering Thursday 7th and 14th 12-3pm. ‬

All welcome for all events please book here

Our new indoor winter sessions start Friday 17th November

Winter wild – garden arts and crafts Fridays 12.15-3.30pm

We know that at this time of year the weather can often mean we can’t run outdoor volunteer sessions at the Wild Cat Wilderness, plus not everyone can get out when its cold and wet.

So we have introduced an indoor volunteer session of garden arts and crafts. Held at Place Ladywell, the offices of the Rushey Green Time Bank (at the back, next door to the Good Hope cafe), we will be making things for the Wild Cat Wilderness – plus you will might learn something new and also be able to take something home.

Every week will be something different, all materials provided and no experience necessary.
We will be making things like: decorative plant pots, herb bundles, bird feeders, lavender bags, plant labels, nest boxes, cards and christmas decorations
plus planting: microgreens, bulbs, a vegetable top garden, herbs, sprouting seeds

Running from 12.15-3.30pm drop in anytime (no later than 2.30pm) these sessions are open to all ages but places are limited – be sure to book in advance (but do let us know if you can’t then come) Please click on the whats on page and then on the event to book your places.

Pumpkin carving and lantern making. Saturday 28th October 12-4pm


Pumpkin carving and lantern making. Saturday 28th October 12-4pm

Turn old tin cans and jars into beautiful lanterns. You can bring your own pumpkin or we can supply one for a donation. You must book your pumpkin prior to the event by emailing

We will also have a limited number of pumpkin chutneys and jams available for sale plus some Christmas mincemeat using our apples. Many thanks to @TheBigGayAl for making these for us.

Last entry 3pm

Please book via the Whats on page and specify number of spaces for all coming along.

Saturday 14th October Nature conservation for all ages


As a community project we really on you as volunteers to help shape what we do at the Wild Cat Wilderness. There is something for everyone to do whether its creating a new path, making something for the wildlife, gardening, clearing rubbish, making tea.. You don’t need any experience and we welcome everyone of all ages, some come as a family, on your own or with a friend. You will always be welcome and you might learn something new but you will certainly make a big difference to our wonderful community green space.

This Saturday we will be finishing another bug hotel – all ages welcome.

Come down for as long as you like. We look forward to welcoming you. Last entry 12.30pm.

Catford Arts Trail – community art at the Wilderness


We are pleased to be part of the wonderful Catford Arts Trail again this year and are hosting three days of Wild art for all ages.

On Saturday 30th 11am-5pm, in celebration of recycling week 2017, you can help finish our recycled rubbish sculpture situated along the new path by hanging your own creations. You can also make a tin can or jar lantern ready for our lantern parade that evening 4-7pm.

Our wonderful really wild jams and chutneys made from our fruit will also be on sale from 1pm-5pm (they make ideal Christmas presents).


We will also be having a community (pay what you can afford) bbq with sausages and veggie kebabs at 5.30/6pm. Just make a donation. All ages welcome. If you are planning on coming to the evening event please book a place so we know how many to cater for. Bring you own drinks.

If you would like to help our wonderful creative team on the day then sign up as a volunteer and email us – as a charity we rely on our volunteers!



The Wilderness Urban Harvest- Sat 16th Sept 2.30-7pm


The Wilderness Urban Harvest- Sat 16th Sept 2.30-7pm

A fun afternoon celebrating our fruit harvest and welcoming our hives back to the Wilderness.

All ages welcome.

Apple pressing and apple bobbing.
Buy Wild Cat Wilderness jams and chutneys using our fruit and made by local volunteers plus other fresh produce and herbs.
Make chutney on the campfire together.
Visit our bee hives in their new home.
Adopt a bee.
Vegetable campfire stew at 6pm – pay what you can afford.

Drop in anytime – last entry 5.30pm. Please book your places via the Whats on page so we know how many people are coming.