Nature at Washington Old Hall

Birds looking at each other by the pond Washington Old Hall

Discover fascinating flora and fauna and learn about the work we do to help encourage and conserve it.

Nature on your doorstep

The Friends of Washington Old Hall have been granted £54,500 by the Heritage Lottery Fund for a major conservation project here at Washington Old Hall. Over the next three years we’ll be working on creating a sustainable home for lots of different wildlife. In particular we hope to promote a healthy biodiversity and attract pollinating insects like bees.

Promoting the importance of wildlife

Our gardens are free to enter and situated in the middle of Washington Village Conservation area. Within walking distance of hundreds of homes this is an ideal spot to share the beauty of wildlife. 
By caring for our natural heritage we hope to create an interest and understanding the nature on your doorstep.

Opportunities to get involved

There will be many opportunities for volunteers, community groups and visitors to get involved through events, activities and short skills courses. We will be working with Sunderland based environmental charity CEED (Community Environmental Educational Developments) to deliver many of the activities over the three years.