Lavender Pond & Open Garden Squares Weekend

Lavender Pond Nature Reserve was created round one of the holding docks for timber in the former Surrey Commercial Docks and every year the small Reserve develops under the care of its single manager, with the help of volunteers.  The Pumphouse is a striking feature in the Reserve, standing over the short channel which leads to the river Thames on one side, and a lock (now in some disrepair) which leads into Lavender Pond on the other.

The Pumphouse at Lavender Pond

The Pumphouse at Lavender Pond

The entrance into the River Thames

The entrance into the River Thames

The lock gate at Lavender Pond

The lock gate at Lavender Pond

The main Lavender Pond is separated from a new woodland pond by reeds, new duckboards, and a small pier.

Lavender Pond

Lavender PondOn the other side of the reeds and hidden from view is a woodland area, with another pond.

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Lavender Pond

Lavender Pond

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Peaceful and quiet – do visit during Open Garden Squares Weekend, or at any other time of the year and you will be surprised by the redevelopment and regeneration in the former Surrey Commercial Docks.

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