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Festival of Blossom at Morden Hall Park

Close up of pink blossom flowers on tree.
Festival of Blossom at Morden Hall Park | © Megan Taylor

Join us between Saturday 20 to Sunday 28 April and take part in free events and activities to share the joy and beauty of blossom in spring. In conjunction with local community groups, take part in free walks and workshops, enjoy music and dance performances and explore our blossom-themed exhibition in the Kiln Room.

Beautiful blossom at Morden Hall Park

As we emerge out of winter the sight of Blackthorn blossom in the parks hints that spring is on they way. By April the crab apples that grace Bunces Meadow and the North Park lift the spirts for anyone walking through the park. Join in our week-long festival of events and activites celebrating the special time of year.

Festival of Blossom Exhibition, Kiln Room, Snuff Mill

Enjoy poetry, art and craft in this special exhibition brought to you by Tradescantia Press, Poplar Primary School and ESOL students from Learn English Together Merton.

Sat 20 – Sun 28 April, 9am – 5pm

Blossoms of Morden Hall Park – Walk & Talk

Come for a guided walk with a Morden Hall Park ranger and find out about the work we’ve been up to plant blossom in the park. Meet by the picnic area.

10.30am – 11.30, Saturday 20 & 27 April

Wildflower seed planting

Pop along to the picnic area by the stableyard and plant some wildflowers to take home and see your flowers blossom, which in turn will attract pollinators to your garden and continue nature's lifecycle.

10.30am and 12.30pm, Saturday 20 April

Blossom Tai-chi

Explore the calming practice of tai-chi amongst the blossoms at Morden Hall Park. In partnership with local practitioner, Congnei Tai Chi, you’ll learn the gracefully exercises and routines that form part of this centuries-old Chinese martial art. Meet us by the White Bridge lawn.

10am – 1.30pm, Sunday 21 & Tuesday 23 April

Small tortoiseshell butterfly sitting white blossom
Every blossom holds a drop of nectar for pollinators in spring | © Martin Freeman

Blossom Origami

Come and try the Japanese art of paper folding and bring the joy of blossom home. Find us by the picnic area by Stable yard and learn how to make a paper cherry blossom. Suitable for the whole family.

10.30am – 3pm, Sunday 21 & 28 April

Blossom Tree Identification Walk

A deeper look into the blossom trees at Morden Hall Park and how to identify them. You’ll find out about the many tree features that will help you know your crab apple from your hawthorn including overall shape and size of the tree, bark, leaves, flowers and leaf buds.

11am – 12.30pm, Sunday 21 April

Blossom walking meditation and creative writing workshop

In this workshop, we invite you to step into a mindful and embodied experience with writer and publisher, Dr Michelle Asantewa. Join us on a walking meditation through the park to reinvigorate your writing practice. Whether you’re a seasoned writer or just starting out, this practice can help you connect with nature while unlocking your creativity, cultivate curiosity, and find courage in your writing journey. You’ll find Dr Asantewa in the Stable yard exhibition space. Free, booking essential

12.30pm – 1.30pm, Tuesday 23 April

Blossom knit, stitch, crochet & textile club

Morden Knit, stitch, crochet & textile club will be in the exhibition space to try your hand at creating blossom flowers with a variety of textiles and methods.

10am-12pm, Saturday 27 April

Festival finale

We’ll be bringing the week to close on Sunday 28 April with a variety of activities and performances for visitors to enjoy in the Picnic area.

Join us anytime from 10.30am – 3pm for Blossom Poetry activities and origami. Plus, local Morris dancing group, Old Palace Clog and Croydon Male Voice Choir will be entertaining the crowds with performances throughout the day.

Celebrating blossom in the Café, Bookshop and Garden Centre

Pop along to the café and try our showstopping Blossom cake and visit the Garden Centre where we’ve a wide range of fruiting and decorative blossom trees to purchase and enjoy in your own garden next year. In our second-hand bookshop you can also pick up a fundraising Blossom Pin badge for a suggested donation and wear your support for the place you love.

Don't forget that the proceeds from every purchase you make in the Garden Centre, Café and Bookshop go to helping us look after the park.

Finally, don’t forget to share your blossom photos on social media using #BlossomWatch.

Our partners

It is with thanks to our partners Tradescantia Press, Sustainable Merton, Way Wive Wordz, Congnei Tai-chi, Poplar Primary School, ESOL students from Learn English Together Merton, the Walk and Talk Movement, Morden Knit, Stitch, Crochet and Textile Club, Old Palace Clog and Croydon Male Voice Choir for their support in bringing the Festival of Blossom to the park.

A bend in the River Wandle at Morden Hall Park, with bare trees against a bright blue sky

Things to do at Morden Hall Park 

From river and wetland walks, to remnants of the park's history and an adventure playground for the little ones, see how the park changes along with the seasons.

A father and daughter on an Easter egg trail at Morden Hall Park

What's On at Morden Hall Park 

We organise a host of events and activities throughout the year at Morden Hall Park from weekly history walks, nature events and family theatre. Find out what's on here.

Pink blossom along the side of a canal with the Manchester skyline in the background

Helping communities blossom 

We're working with partners to to give communities more access to nature by planting blossom trees in towns and cities across the UK, so more people can enjoy the beauty and comfort of nature near where they live.