QBE volunteers worked through a very hot day greatly improving paths. Thank you!
Harriet's award winning work.
Growing well for cutting later in the year for weaving.
Briefly - Parrs Wood Environmental Centre
The Parrs Wood Environmental Centre, formerly known as Parrs Wood Rural Studies Centre, was created by Manchester City Council in 1947 for school children from all over the city to visit regularly to learn about gardening and wildlife. In 1990 the responsibility for running the Centre was handed over to a new voluntary group of Friends and in 2011 we were re-named Parrs Wood Environmental Centre. The Friends are now working towards a new programme of courses and events, aiming to carry on in the 21st Century the tradition of environmental education for which the site is renowned. We also have a lot of fun!
Our current activities include:
Gardening - basic skills and more specialised levels
Environmental awareness and education
Watching, recording and encouraging wildlife
This website is an evolving place in which to find out more about us. We hope you will return to it often.
Copyright for all photos - Parrs Wood Environmental Centre, 2018 - 2020.
Once the situation post virus is clearer we hope to have classes with Cherry sharing her skills using our willow. Keep an eye on our Events for news.
School students still come to learn about gardening and raise food and flowers.
Raising plants using cold and heated greenhouses and a polytunnel.
Listening to and watching the many, many insects is absorbing and relaxing. If you are interested in wildlife do join us?
We have a wide range of herbs and a herbalist who gives workshops. See Events for more information.
"Many things you wouldn't do on your own you can do as part of a group" - a volunteer.
Didsbury takes part in Britain In Bloom with the Royal Horticultural Society. Here are some of us with our Certificate having been awarded 92 points out of the possible 100. Delighted!