Directory: Parks, gardens and open spaces: Plumstead Common

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TitlePlumstead Common
SummaryThis level grassland with avenues of trees is the ideal place for anything from a picnic to playing games.

With the Green Chain Walk running through the site, Plumstead Common also has a bowling green and hard-surface tennis courts, and is home to Greenwich Rugby Football Club.
AddressPlumstead Common Road,
Plumstead SE18
Map reference
Local Nature ReserveWhile it is not an official nature reserve, a wooded ravine at the edge of Plumstead Common is recognised as a nature conservation area. The ravine is behind the houses in Blendon Terrace and Azile Everett House.

This reserve was originally part of the garden of St Mary's vicarage and is largely made up of woodland.

There are a number of different trees here including:
- sycamore (which is being gradually thinned and coppiced)
- ash
- a number of mature false acacia
- some London planes
- holly and sessile
- English oaks.

Of special note is an old black mulberry.

The reserve is a haven for bird life, and in the open areas different species of butterfly can be seen. This site is managed by the Plumstead Common Environment Group.
Sports and play areasBowling, hard court tennis, rugby (home of Greenwich Rugby Football Club).

Plumstead Common is also part of the Green Chain Walk.
Park rules
Telephone020 8856 0100
Access informationWheelchair access is available, as are toilet facilities for disabled people.
Public transport links
Friends of Park website

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