At Barn Hill Conservation Group, we believe that every community needs to protect their local natural habitats. We lead by example to help maintain a biodiverse and sustainable planet.
Formed in 1984 to run conservation projects in Fryent Country Park, the Group has been responsible for the creation and maintenance of the biodiverse habitats in the park.
Roe Green Walled Garden, in Roe Green Park, Kingsbury, serves as the headquarters of the Group. This Victorian walled garden was restored by the volunteers and is open to the public three days a week.
Where We Work
Fryent Country Park
Fryent Country Park in the London Borough of Brent covers an area of over 250 acres and includes meadows, woods, hedgerows, fruit orchards and ponds. There have been more than 800 species of wildlife recorded in the park including 80 birds, 21 butterflies and 500 wildflowers. The haymeadows have achieved the Soil Association Organic Standard. In 2021 Fryent Country Park won Gold and Best Country Park of the Year in the London in Bloom Awards.
The Park is always open for people to enjoy the wonderful variety of wildlife, walking trails and open vistas that have existed for centuries. Barn Hill Conservation Group has carried out conservation projects in the park since its formation in 1984. The projects have included the planting of wildflower meadows and trees, clearing and maintenance of ponds and acid grassland, and surveys of wildlife and hay meadows.
Roe Green Walled Garden
A Victorian walled garden in Roe Green Park, Kingsbury, the Roe Green Walled Garden formed part of the country estate of the Duchess of Sutherland. The garden is laid to lawn, has a herbaceous border, fruit trees, a herb garden, a wildlife and an ornamental pond, a stumpery, and wildflower meadows. The BHCG volunteers have maintained the garden since the late 1980s.
The garden is open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, between 10am and 2pm. Volunteers can enjoy community gardening, help with maintenance of tools or woodwork, and also mentor young volunteers who come to learn about conservation and biodiversity.