The Friends of Deepdene is a wildlife conservation group with a keen interest in local history. In particular we are dedicated to restoring the historic Hope family legacy on the old Deepdene Estate in and around Dorking.


Members of the group are all volunteers. The Group is sponsored and directed by Mole Valley District Council and is supported and guided by the Surrey Wildlife Trust.


The volunteers meet twice a week to carry out maintenance, restoration and conservation tasks covering over 85 Acres of the old Deepdene estate, including Deepdene Terrace, Chart Park, Glory Wood, Betchworth Castle and Betchworth Park.


For more details about the Hope family, the Deepdene Estate and the lottery bid see the Hope Springs Eternal pages on the Mole Valley District Council website or for more local history visit the Dorking Museum.  Highlights of the groups work can be seen on their Facebook page, HopeSprings Eternal - The Deepdene trail.


For more information about the Surrey Wildlife Trust see wildlife

Contact Information

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c/o Alex Bagnall
Mole Valley District Council


01306 879 154

Upcoming events

Work Party at Chart Park

Wednesday 03 May 2017

Strim along bunds and paths - they look great but please can they be widened to 3m.
Follow along paths and bund cuts with the mower
Water trees
Continue clearance back along to boundary

Also strim...

Work Party at Betchworth Park

Thursday 04 May 2017

Strim out paths through meadow
Mow along after the strimmer
Rake cut grass
Hand pull young bracken and invasive weeds in meadow area.