The Camberwell Society

Society for those living, working or interested in Camberwell

Our planned guided tree walk event has been postponed due to the pandemic. So we, actively supported by the SE5 Forum, are putting together a series of self guided walks around Camberwell featuring important and interesting trees.

Our 1st is the Camberwell Church tree walk, a guided 35-40 minute walk through five parks and gardens close to St Giles Church in the centre of Camberwell. Representatives of local friends groups looking after these open spaces have chosen eight trees that are remarkable because of their size, local history, unusual appearance, or just because they are wonderful examples of their species.

Our 2nd is the Lucas Gardens tree trail, a 30-45 minute trail through Lucas Gardens 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

More walks to follow:

Tree walk 3

We hope you will enjoy these walks, but please participate in a responsible way while the Covid-19 restrictions are in place

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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