Friends of Wollaton Park

Friends of Wollaton Park are a community of like-minded individuals and our aim is to make Wollaton Park a better place for all.  We work alongside park staff, and other volunteer groups and enjoy the support of local councillors and the park management.

We organise volunteer sessions involving…

  • Tidying up areas of the park that have been neglected over the years
  • Clearing and cleaning behind the scenes in Wollaton Hall
  • Tidying of Lodge 1
  • Conservation tasks
  • Litter picking
  • Gardening in the Formal Garden
  • Walled Garden restoration
  • Trimming back nature where it is in danger of damaging heritage buildings
  • Restoring memorial benches

Please consider supporting us in our work…

You can do this in many ways:

  1. Become a member: your small membership contributes to our running costs.
  2. Turn up to one of our volunteer sessions.
  3. Buy cards, a calendar or similar publications in our shop.
  4. Take some of our produce home from the Walled Garden and make a donation.
  5. Make a one-off donation.
  6. Contribute to our Friends of Wollaton Park Facebook page.

Nottingham Open Spaces Forum…

We represent our area on the Nottingham Open Spaces Forum and provide a local voice when planning developments, such as cafés and play parks.

Wollaton Park

Avenue in Park

Wollaton Park is a 500-acre deer park in Nottingham. It is home to a variety of habitats, including grassland, wetland, woodland, avenues of mature trees and a lake. 

Wollaton Hall

Friends of Wollaton Park - Wollaton Hall & Deer Park

Wollaton Hall is one of the country’s finest Grade I listed Elizabethan buildings and the largest dedicated Natural History Museum in the county.


stag in lake

Wollaton Park is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including deer, foxes, squirrels, birdsdragonflies, bees and butterflies.  See our wildlife page for more…

The park is also home to a wide range of Fungi.

Trees & Wildflowers


Wollaton Park is home to over 5000 trees. Our gallery contains over 110 species, each of which can be located on our map…

Wollaton Park is home to a diverse range of wildflowers (over 100 species identified in our gallery), including both native and non-native species.

Walled Garden view

The Walled Garden

The Walled Garden project is a major part of our work. We have collaborated with the Park Management, staff, and Wollaton Historical and Conservation Society to help to restore and refurbish parts of this area of the park.

Formal Garden

Formal Garden

Behind Wollaton Hall is a Formal Garden designed in the 17th-century style and a 200-year-old Camellia House.

Help Out

Rhododendron Clearnace

We have volunteering opportunities in Wollaton, Nottingham throughout the year. All welcome.

Upcoming Events / Activities…

Green Flag Award

Questions or Queries?

If that does not help then please get in touch with us…

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