You can celebrate Reading’s nature, as well as the people and groups who contribute to it, at a series of events across town starting in late July.

Here are the Wild Reading events in south Reading; there are many more in other parts of the town.

Saturday 27 July9am – 11amWaterloo Meadows,
off Elgar Road
Gardening fun at
Katesgrove Community Association
10am – 2pmThe Harris Garden,
University of Reading
Whiteknights campus
Plant form
Sunday 28 July2pm – 4pmWhitley Growallot,
Meavy Gardens
Gardening fun
Tuesday 30 July10amFobney LockThe breeding birds of the Fobney Marshes
11am – 12.30pmThe Harris Garden,
University of Reading
Whiteknights campus
Wild about plants with ‘Dr M’
Wednesday 31 July10.30amFobney IslandDragonfly Event
1.00pm – 2.30pmSmallmead waste facilityTour
3.30pm – 5.30pmWhitley Growallot,
Meavy Gardens
Gardening fun
Thursday 1 August12pm – 2pmGreen ParkBiodiversity nature walk
10am – 11.30am and 1pm – 3pmThe Harris Garden,
University of Reading
Whiteknights campus
Botanical Storytelling with Georgiana Keable
Friday 2 August12pmGreen ParkTurbine Tour
3pm – 5pmWhitley Growallot,
Meavy Gardens
Wild cook up with
Food4families and Pathhill
11am – 2pmMuseum of English Rural Life,
Redlands Road
Family Picnic
Sunday 4 August12pmFobney LockHave a picnic

Further details about these events, and the many other events across Reading, are on the Wild about Reading website. The events are free, but need to be booked in advance.

Updated 21 July: Waterloo Meadows allotment session on 27 July changed from 10am-1pm to 9am-11am.

  1. Wild about Reading website and Facebook page
  2. Whitley Growallot
  3. Reading University
  4. Museum of English Rural Life
  5. Green Park
  6. Katesgrove Community Association
  7. Smallmead waste facility and behind the scenes at Smallmead
  8. Food4families
  9. Friends of Fobney Meadows