PLEASE NOTE:- I will be changing the meet up point
There will be a charge of £2 organisers fee
Come on treat yourself to a wonderful experience the luxury surroundings of Park & lounge of this enjoyable charming Wimbledon Common Hotel, if the allure of the stroll appeals to you in the beautiful Cannizaro Park, a tete a tete over High Tea, or just chill out on the superb patio area, meeting others in the group, chatting, laughing or simply sitting back & watching the World go by. The sun will have his hat on! folks Im sure. Like being on Holiday, soaking up a few hours of the niceties of life, you deserve it so lets come on lets spend an afternoon indulging in our lovely surroundings :-
High Tea, different blends of coffee, divine cocktails, different blends of tea or a soft drink I would personally recommend a tall glass of Elderflower Mmmmm simply delish.
The very best service & experience country house living with a modern twist Cannizaro is more than just a Hotel, she has a personality - a sexy aristocratic & sophisticated beauty. glamorous & alluring but never aloof. Come along and experience this beautiful Hotel & gardens, with an option of a walk.
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.
Cannizaro covers some 35 acres of open land on the edge of Wimbledon Common and was a private garden for about 300 years. It is only in the last 60 years has the land been open to the public. Based around a small valley the Park has a large variety of green areas from wide open lawns to small intimate areas such as the Herb garden and tennis court garden and lovely leisurely walks through the woodlands. Formal areas have been developed with the sunken garden next to the Hotel and the Italian Garden down near the pond expressing the changing face of garden design through the years. The design of the Park has evolved over the centuries but the plants remain the stars of the show. In the late 19th and first half of the 20th century trees and shrubs from around the world were brought to Cannizaro.
To enjoy the plants, trees and the park you will find a variety of walks from plain flat paths, suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs to others which can only be negotiated on foot. All are easily navigable by most visitors and those particularly in the Woodlands and areas of Rhododendrons have an almost magical quality as they follow a route through the Rhododendrons, Azaleas and down towards the water garden at the lower end of the park. Cannizaro Park is a joy to visit throughout all the seasons but is really special during spring and autumn with the flowering of spring flowers, rhododendrons and azaleas and the large collection of Magnolias which show up brilliantly in the early spring light. To see the myriad of bright colours created by the Autumn leaves on the collections of Birch, Maple and Horse Chestnut Trees is equally spectacular.
Cannizaro Park is not just for those who appreciate its natural qualities because it also has a long history of staging arts events ranging from displays of modern sculpture to musical events. The Park also has a range of sculptures with the fountain in the driveway and the statue of Diana and the fawn.
Cannizaro Park is known for its ornamental landscaped gardens with ponds & sculpture A grade 2 listed Park in the middle of Wimbledon Common & a stones throw from Wimbledon Village.