Welcome to the website of the Friends of Cannizaro Park

Cannizaro Park is a much loved and popular grade 2 listed park just off Westside Wimbledon Common in the London Borough of Merton. with a history dating back to its years as part of the Duke of Cannizaro’s Estate and its transition to a public Park when Merton Borough Council adopted it in 1949.  It’s Grade II listed status is due to some of the rare and exquisite plants which are all around the park. It has some superb trees and shrubs, which are attractive to both the horticulturalists and the gardeners as well as those who visit; come for a walk or a picnic or simply to find some peace and quiet.

The Friends of Cannizaro Park is a registered charity, working for the maintenance and improvement of the Park for the benefit of the community. We’re a small committee of trustees and many dedicated volunteers who give up their time to ensure that the park remains a jewel in Wimbledon’s crown, a haven for wild life and an attraction for all its many visitors. If you would like to know more about the Friends, our aims, opportunities for volunteering and the events we organise, and how to get involved or support us please look at the sections below.

Cannizaro Park
Cannizaro Park

Visit Cannizaro Park

Cannizaro Park is open Monday-Friday 8am - Dusk, and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 9am - Dusk, all year.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

The Friends have several events each year starting with the Spring Talk, when we get knowledgeable speakers in their field to talk to members and Guests on subjects which concern gardens, horticulture and others relevant to the park and its trees and plants. Watch the timetable of events for the “Walks” conducted by experts to point out the specimen trees, Flora and Fauna as well as the Birds and other Wildlife. The annual Bridge Drive has now established itself as one of our Autumn events and our Annual General Meeting usually takes place in the Autumn as well.


Sat 5 Sept, 2.30-5pm - A Tree Walk is being organised by the South London Botanical Institute in Cannizaro Park.

Sat 5 Sept, 2.30-5pm - A Tree Walk is being organised by the South London Botanical Institute in Cannizaro Park.

Sat 5 Sept, 2.30-5pm - A Tree Walk is being organised by the South London Botanical Institute in Cannizaro Park.

Sat 5 Sept, 2.30-5pm - A Tree Walk is being organised by the South London Botanical Institute in Cannizaro Park.

ABOUT CANNIZARO PARK

Cannizaro Park, with a history dating back to its years as part of the Duke of Cannizaro’s Estate and its transition to a public Park when Merton Borough Council adopted it in 1949, is a well loved and popular park. It’s Grade II listed status is due to some of the rare and exquisite plants which are all around the park. It has some superb trees and shrubs, which are attractive to both the horticulturalists and the gardeners as well as those who visit; come for a walk or a picnic or simply to find some peace and quiet.

JOIN THE FRIENDS

We always welcome new members and volunteers to help the Friends of Cannizaro.

DONATE

We are a charity and rely on donations. All donations are very welcome