The Petersham Environment Trust is a charitable trust set up with the aim of protecting, conserving, maintaining and enhancing the natural environment in the village of Petersham near Richmond upon Thames.
It’s predecessor, The Petersham Trust, was created in1999 in order to protect Petersham Meadows and ensure that cows continue to graze there in order to be enjoyed by future generations.
The Trust, as planned, handed over the meadows to the National Trust in 2010, its remit achieved. For more information see History.
The new Trust builds on previous success but broadening its focus to cover the environment throughout the Petersham area, not just the meadows.
The main source of fundraising for the trust is the Petersham Open Gardens event - which takes place every two years - where many private gardens throughout the village are opened to visitors to enjoy with teas served at Petersham Lodge and in the Village Hall.
You can read more about the event here.
If you would like to be involved in fundraising or have any proposal for projects the trust should consider please contact firstname.lastname@example.org