Our Green & Pleasant Town (16 May 2022) - by Karen Winyard “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade” as the saying goes, (although in my house we make G&T instead). And that’s just what FONA did when handed […]
The history of Nottingham’s green spaces supports a vision for re-wilding the city and Broadmarsh land, taking it back into Sherwood Forest (13 December 2020) - Plans to transform and re-wild the land formerly occupied by the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre and bus station in Nottingham supported by the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust in consultation with Influence Landscape […]
Green Spaces Fact files – now available (30 June 2020) - The Nottingham Green Spaces Project has now launched 5 Fact Files about different green spaces in Nottingham. The green spaces covered include the Arboretum, the Forest, smaller parks, the walks, […]
Under lockdown – highlighted importance of green spaces (30 June 2020) - The current coronavirus crisis has highlighted the crucial role of green spaces play in our daily lives – whether for exercise, meeting people, relaxation or wellbeing. In recent weeks, some […]
coming soon – Green Spaces fact files… (25 June 2020) - The Nottingham Green Spaces Project will shortly be launching a series of 5 Fact Files about different green spaces in Nottingham. The green spaces covered include the Arboretum, the Forest, […]
’19th century urban trees: Britain and Europe’ – new article by Paul Elliott (5 December 2016) - Prof. Paul Elliott has just written a two-part blog entitled ‘Nineteenth-Century Urban Trees: Britain and Europe’ which may be of interest to readers of this Nottingham Green Spaces website. Click […]
14th Annual Inclosure Walk 3 July 2016 (4 July 2016) - About 50 people came to the 14th Inclosure Walk on Sunday 3 July 2016. It was a lovely day – not too hot and not too cold.  In all, we […]
… no time to rest for Breathing Spaces (3 July 2016) - Rehearsals have been under way for the specially commissioned community play ‘Breathing Spaces’ over the last two months, and now, with the first show less than two weeks away, it’s […]
Talk and Walk the Forest and Arboretum (30 June 2016) - On 29 June, a group of people from Framework Housing Association’s Nature in Mind project met with some of the project team to share information and experiences connected to The […]
Filming for Breathing Spaces (27 June 2016) - This weekend ten community performers took their place in front of the camera to film a series of monologues. Each of the finished films will last around three minutes and […]
The first read through of Breathing Spaces (24 May 2016) -   Last night (May 23rd) a group of eighteen of us gathered together at the pavilion on the Forest recreation ground for the first read through of ‘Breathing Spaces’, the […]
18 May 2016: Anniversary of opening of the Arboretum (20 May 2016) - This was the third time the Green Spaces project had supported this annual event organised by the Friends of The Arboretum – and we’re very happy to be able to […]
Nottingham Green Spaces at the Great Nottinghamshire History Fair (10 May 2016) - Mansfield Library, 9 May 2016 This was the first official project event, so should probably be described as its ‘soft launch’.  We had a great spot, right next to the […]
Ladies cricket (4 May 2016) - I have been going through some of Judith’s research on letters received by the Public Parks Committee and found an intriguing entry for the 3rd of March 1880; a letter […]
Starting to write the play (24 April 2016) - I am currently working on the script for the community performance that will take place during Love Parks week as a key part of this project. And right now – […]
Ten short films about the Green Lungs of Nottingham (18 April 2016) - Excavate are currently working on a series of ten very short films that will feature ten characters from across the ages talking about the many ways in which the parks […]
Reclaim the Night, 2013 (24 March 2014) - Reclaim the Night – or Take Back the Night – marches have been held all around the world as a protest and direct action against rape and sexual violence against […]
Sycamore and Coppice Parks volunteering (14 November 2013) - Nottingham City Council are helping to organize community volunteering sessions on Sycamore and Coppice Parks on one Saturday each month from 10am – 12 noon: 23 November – Coppice Park […]
Bonfire Night on the Forest (8 November 2013) - When we think of festivals celebrated in Nottingham’s parks and green spaces Goose Fair is the annual event we most commonly associate with the Forest. But we shouldn’t forget Bonfire […]
Nottingham Enclosure Act, 1845 (24 June 2013) - The development of Nottingham Arboretum and the other green spaces which are the focus of this project only became possible with the passing of the Nottingham Enclosure Act in 1845, […]