The Camberwell Society

Society for those living, working or interested in Camberwell

New tree trail

St Giles Churchyard Tree Trail

This trail through St Giles Churchyard, a beautiful green space in the heart of the Camberwell community, is the third tree walk in our series and takes around 30 minutes. Many thanks to Elaine Clarke and Paul Millington for their work on it

Download the guide and map here

See all the tree trails here

Open gardens has arrived

Celebrations - it has arrived
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Memorial Service for Colin Lowman - postponed

The memorial service for Colin Lowman on Thusday 24th June has been postponed.

Have Your Say on Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs)

You may or may not be in favour of them. LTNs may have made your life easier or caused you a lot of inconvenience. Now is your chance to contribute your views. Southwark Council have launched a survey covering the Dulwich Village timed closures, the Melbourne Grove and adjacent road closures and the Champion Hill one way scheme. The survey takes 5-10 minutes to complete and can be found here:

For each scheme there are options to tick for future permanace, modification or re-opening. There are also options for on-line open meeting attendance.

The Society would encourage everyone to respond. Good, bad or indifferent, let's tell the Council what we think.

Lucas Gardens Tree Trail

This 30-45 minute trail through Lucas Gardens – our second tree walk in the series – visits around 30 remarkable trees in the park. Learn about a fascinating array of tree species from all over the world right here on our Camberwell doorstep.

The trail guides and maps can be downloaded here

Our sincere thanks to Paul Millington, the original author of the Lucas Gardens tree trail, and also to Alex Mair for all his help developing the final version. Background to the project can be found on the London-wide Urban Tree Festival website:

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The Camberwell Society was formed in 1970 and is the recognised amenity society for those living, working or interested in Camberwell.

The Society’s objectives, as defined by our constitution, are: to stimulate public interest in Camberwell, to promote high standards of planning and architecture in Camberwell, and to secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historic or public interest in Camberwell.

We are a charity and raise money for local charities. In the past we have raised money for Southside Rehabilitation Association, St Giles Trust, Cambridge House, the CamberwellCommunity Choir, the HollingtonYouth Centre and the Camberwell Arts Festival