Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Friends of Cannizaro Park, a voluntary organisation which is dedicated to the improvement and support of the beautiful Cannizaro Park, a Grade II * listed park in the heart of Wimbledon Common and a stone’s throw from Wimbledon Village.

The Friends of Cannizaro Park were first established in 1997 and now have over 500 Members and Life Members. Together they help to ensure that local and not so local people, who enjoy and care about the Park, can make a real difference to the appearance diversity and upkeep of the gardens, woodlands and peaceful walks throughout this lovely and historic park.

 

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Update on the Park

The Park has benefitted this year from the cool spring and the hot summer spells. The picture above is a lovely Silk fringe tree or Albizia. It flowers most years and always looks so exotic; its relatives come from much warmer areas of the world. We are progressing well with our plans for the Italian Garden as Merton has agreed that we can have some funds obtained through planning permission to allow us to get the drains working - not very glamorous but essential if we are to carry out works to the surfaces within the Garden such as a new gravel surface and improvements to the grass areas in the lower area. We also hope to be able to afford new seats in a style and material fitting the character of the area.
If anyone would like to sponsor a seat/bench or an urn, please let us know.

Event Calendar

Sunday 28 Sept - AGM at Cannizaro House

Early September - Bat Walk (date tbc)

Sunday 5 October
- Autumn Colour Walk at !0.30 - meet at the Fountain.

Monday 3 Nov 1.30 - 5.00
Bridge Drive at Cannizaro House to raise funds for the Friends. Tickets at £15.00 (includes cream tea) will be on sale in September. To register interest please click here to contact us via email at info @cannizaropark.com. You will then be contacted by us in September.