The Friends of Danesbury Fernery were privileged to have been included as one of the chosen local charities to benefit from the 2019 Welwyn Festival.
I am sure you will all share the delight that Andrew and I felt last night when on behalf of the Friends of Danesbury Fernery we collected a cheque in the sum £1000 from the Welwyn Festival Committee at the 2019 Awards and Presentation evening. The award was presented as the ‘Andy Trotter Award‘, and presented by Andy himself.
We thanked the Festival Committee for their generous award, and for their recognition of the hard work and passionate contribution the volunteers had made since September 2015 when restoration of the Victorian Fernery in an old chalk pit started. Although work is still in progress, the Fernery has already reached a beautiful heritage state.
We are getting a huge amount of praise from the local community, and the pressure is now on to add to our team strengths and ensure that our success continues into the years to come.
We always welcome new volunteers, and have a range of work on the Local Nature Reserve and in the Fernery to suit all ages and strengths. We also need more support to operate our Facebook and Twitter pages, and assistance with the operation of this website.
If you are able to help, even on an occasional basis, please contact us at