Palm House Updates:

February 2018:

Meeting with Catherine West MP and Cllr Peter Mitchell (now Cabinet Member for the Environment) and Cllr Ann Waters

Representatives of the Friends met with MP Catherine West and the Councillors. All were very positive about moving things forwards.

MP Catherine West is keen to raise Wolves Lane issues with Haringey’s new CEO. She regards the Centre as an essential ‘green lung’ in the borough.

After working with MP Catherine West, Haringey Councillors and Haringey Parks, funds have also been found to replace damaged plants in the Palm House.

A Tropical plant expert has toured the Palm House and was thought to be preparing a report. However, a London Grown representative told the Friends that she took notes during the expert’s visit rather than there being a report from that expert.

A plan to reactivate the heating service was also promised to be in progress by a Haringey Parks representative.


Watch this space for further updates.


Earlier in 2018:

Unfortunately, many plants in the Palm House have deteriorated since the facility was closed to the public. The Friends are very concerned about this deterioration and damage to this important community resource.

The Friends are working with Councillors, MP, Parks Department, Organic Lea and other stakeholders to resolve this situation as soon as possible.




April 1, 2017:

From April 1st 2017, Haringey Council has awarded management of Wolves Lane to OrganicLea.

The facility will be closed to the public until further notice.

Contact OrganicLea to find out when it will open again at

020 8524 4994

 It is the Friends of Wolves Lane’s mission to ensure that this valuable community resource is once again enjoyed and accessible to the community it serves. We are working with Haringey Councillors and OrganicLea for innovative ways to ensure this. Please watch our blog for future updates. We look forward to it being open to the public again soon.

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Prior to April 1, 2017:

“Come visit the only Palm House in North London! IMG_20150524_132647740It’s waiting for you at Wolves Lane Centre.

The tranquillity of the Palm House in one of our green houses can be enjoyed by wandering amongst the Palm trees and giant ferns. Tropical birds, terrapins, goldfish and giant koi swimming in the running streams can all be seen.

In summer, vibrantly coloured tropical butterflies flutter through the Palms, and surely this is the only place in Wood Green where bananas can be seen growing on a banana tree!

The entrance to the Palm House is just off the cafe. The door is at the back right of the cafe. It is accessible during regular opening hours.”





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