Friends of Broomhill were inaugurated in May 2007 after approaches to local residents by Bob Wade (then Medway Chief Ranger) and Cllr Stephen Hubbard. We became a registered charity in 2013, the first greenspace friends group in Medway to attain this status. This gives us access to many more funding opportunities and we are able to claim gift-aid on all membership subscription and donations.
Our group are dedicated to the improvement and
enrichment of Broomhill Park. The park has received the prestigious Green Flag award for the 12th consecutive year
during 2023, a fantastic accolade! Friends of Broomhill are proud to have received the South
& South East in Bloom Award (The Community Gardening Category) consistently since first entering in 2011.
Friends of Broomhill own the Old Orchard, a nine acre
site, adjacent to the park. We hold regular task days through the year where volunteers meet and carry out maintenance tasks. We are very proud to have received a Wilder Kent Silver Award 2023 from the Kent Wildlife Trust, recognising our work in the Old Orchard woodland to restore and improve the habitat for wildlife.
One of our founders, Bob Wade, sadly passed away in February 2011, so in commemoration there is a large commemorative stone at the apex of the park with an inscription in memory of him.
We work very closely with Medway Council to enable our park to be 'Strood's Hidden Gem'. All our work is ongoing and can only happen with donations and help from wonderful volunteers so if you would like to get involved please contact us.
Donating to Friends of Broomhill
Donations help us enormously, your generosity provides tools, planting and the overall cost of maintaining this beautiful area. We have a tree planting plan, whereby we replace and restock the Old Orchard woodland with native species that will encourage and support wildlife, whilst boosting the biodiversity and habitat. Donating is simple, just click the “Donate” button below:
Bulbs & seeds
Tools & equipment