The Friends of Ducketts Common (founded 2007), are a group of local residents and park users who meet regularly, with the aim of improving the common.
Working with Haringey Council & local environmental organisations interested in the future of Ducketts Common, our group is always on the lookout for volunteers.
Notes on the common
Ducketts Common and Green Gate Common, are part of a public park in Haringey, run by the London Borough of H aringey. Spanning a whopping 8.6 acres and opposite the Turnpike Lane tube station, close by to Green Lanes, it is a beautiful place that breaks up the over development that is London in general. There’s plenty on offer from an outside gym to a basketball court which is used frequently by the local populous. A very active park and amenities the government has invested well in.
Please take a look at our new basketball court
Although we will never know for sure, it is thought there are air raid shelters underneath the Green Gate Common, how interesting it would be to find out though.
The land owner in the 13th Century was a Laurence Duket, and from then on it is thought the name Duckkets Common was the origins. More information regarding the heritage of Duckkets Common can be found here. The wildflower meadows have more than 30 varieties that are astoundingly native to the area. It has received no less than ten thousand hours of hard volunteering to achieve this. It attracts an abundance of wildlife. Bees and butterflies reside here in this beautiful nectar rich mecca. The Christ Church of London has contributed to the development of this wildlife considerably, planting at least ten thousand spring bulbs. This investment is considerable but certainly worthwhile bringing natural beauty and colour to the common for many to enjoy. Why not pop along and enjoy the area for yourself. The park is part of Haringey Council and is well looked after.
Friends of Ducketts Common