High Down Wilds Up

HMP High Down

Our ecology garden, created and maintained by prisoners and staff, will provide welcome habitats for native wildlife and an enriching and inspiring environment for all who see, hear and feel it.

Visitor Information

HMP High Down
Sutton Lane
Sutton
Surrey
SM2 5PJ

Social and official visitors to High Down prisoners should follow the visits guidance on the Justice webpage for HMP High Down. Visitors to staff at HMP High Down should follow the standard security guidelines provided by the staff contact prior to the visit.

Get in touch

Contact information

Email address: [email protected]

Photos of the site

Dull but full of potential

Friday, September 7, 2018

Time for the bedding plants to go

Friday, September 7, 2018

Wildflower bed under construction

Thursday, January 24, 2019

1st of 4 bug hotels

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Starting to dig the pond

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Digging the pond levels

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Wildflower bed ready to go

Friday, April 5, 2019

Daffodils and bug hotels

Friday, April 5, 2019

The pond looking murky

Thursday, June 20, 2019

The roof is growing!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Ox eye daisies grew by themselves

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Bumble bee having a great time

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Wildflowers starting to grow

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Yellow and blue wildflowers

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Cornflowers and honey bee

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Native achillea

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Colourful cosmos

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Blooming bug hotel roof

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Cornflowers and poppies

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

What we've been up to

What we did When we did it How many people took part Who was there
We made the Pollinator Promise at www.opalexplorenature.org/polli-promise 15/04/2019 - 14:30 1 Mostly adults 25+
A group of prisoners recycled wooden pallets to form 4 bug hotels, stained them and filled them with bamboo, bricks and roof tiles. 07/11/2018 - 09:30 4 Mostly adults 25+
Gardens instructors and 14 prisoners dug the pond. 21/01/2019 - 09:30 16 Mostly adults 25+
We designed a rough plan of our garden including the essential habitats for wildlife, creating an impetus with which to engage colleagues. 17/08/2018 - 12:00 4 Mostly adults 25+