This year marks 50 years since LBWF acquired Suntrap from the banking family Baring at a cost way below market value to be used for educational purposes.
To mark this special anniversary we are developing a new wild flower meadow within the grounds. Cllr Clyde Loakes, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “Suntrap has a unique history in the borough, and thousands upon thousands of young people have visited this wonderful spot over the last 50 years. Many people I speak to still have very fond memories of their visits and for many it was the first taste of the countryside they had ever had… To receive a letter of congratulations and support from such a legendary environmentalist and broadcaster is the icing on the cake.”
The letter says "Congratulations to the staff of Suntrap and the London Borough of Waltham Forest on fifty years of inspiring children with a love of nature and a respect for the natural world. Best wishes, David Attenborough."