London National Park City Week with Morden Hall Park - 21-29 July

A visitor walking through the wetland on the boardwalk surrounded by reeds

Morden Hall Park is joining in London National Park City Week with a programme of activities to help make London a better place to live and get us all out more enjoying it!

London National Park City, put simply, is a movement to improve life in London. Find out more: http://www.nationalparkcity.london/

1.    The London National Park City Fair, Saturday 21 July,11am - 5pm, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London

Make a date with this huge free volunteering and experiences fair in central London. Morden Hall Park Local Partnership Co-ordinator Hattie Clayton will be on a stall there so drop by and chat to her about spending time outdoors, volunteering, training and visits to Morden Hall Park. More about this event: http://www.nationalparkcity.london/week

2.    Wandle Wildlife Walk - Saturday 21 July, 11am-1pm

Join us for this relaxed nature walk led by Morden Hall Park Nature Group volunteers. We'd like to introduce you to the wild creatures living in your local green spaces.

We will meet at Tooting & Mitcham Football Club and the route will take us through Ravensbury Park, finishing at Morden Hall Park outside the Potting Shed Café. It's free to join in, booking is advisable but not essential. Find out more about this event: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/f1ba39c9-8712-4b09-ac9f-e59b21504088/pages/details

3.    Pollards Hill 'Meet your local wildlife' event - Tuesday 24 Jul, 10am-2pm

Don’t be shy! Come and say hello to your creepy crawly and feathered neighbours.
Meeting point:  Donnelly Green outside New Horizons Community Café

Heavy horses mowing the meadow at Morden Hall Park
Heavy horses mowing the meadow at Morden Hall Park
Heavy horses mowing the meadow at Morden Hall Park

4.    Cut to the Past I - Urban Ranger stall at Morden Hall Park - Sunday 29 Jul, 10am-12pm

Come and find out how you can get involved in the haymaking at Morden Hall Park. Take a step back in time and put your name down to support this traditional hay cut by helping gather the hay after the heavy horses have been through. Working with heavy horses not only keeps their breed alive, but has a lighter ecological impact than using a mower and encourages our meadows to regenerate. 

5.    Hampton Court Flower Show plant giveaway - From 21 July onwards

Looking for plants for a community project? Apply for some of these ex-display plants from Hampton Court Flower Show to brighten up your patch. Wayward Plants will be collecting display plants from Hampton Court after the show and bringing them to us so that we can distribute them to community groups. Admire the temporary planting display in front of the Stableyard created by young GAP volunteers.

Could you adopt a plant? Wayward Plants are looking for new homes for plants used at Hampton Court Flower Show - all you have to do is visit Morden Hall Park picnic area (by the Stableyard) on Fri 27 July or Sat 28 July 11am-4pm, draw us a plan of where the plant will live and carry your new flowery friend home with you!