OPEN CITY DAY - SUNDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2021 Would you like to know a little more about the history of Canons Park? You can try our new audio walking tour (see home page) or come along to our annual participation in the London-wide OPEN CITY WEEKEND. As usual, we will be leading half-hour tours of Canons Park, taking in its unique history. Our half-hour tours set off every hour on the hour from 10am to 4pm (last tour) with a series of special, more academic tours led by Dr Aaron Graham, Lecturer in Early Modern History at UCL at 1,2,3 and 4pm.
No fee and no need to book - just turn up at the Friends of Canons Park stall opposite the Good Friends Cafe five minutes before the hour.
CANONS PARK GARDENING CLUB - NOW OPEN BUT SOCIALLY DISTANCED FOR NOW! We would love to hear from any keen gardeners who would like to work in or around the George V Memorial Garden at the centre of the park, to help restore it to its former glory. In 2018 we formed a small but very effective gardening club that now meets about every third Sunday morning, from early spring to late autumn, working from around 10am to 1pm - although everyone is welcome for whatever amount of time they can spare. The Gardening Club sessions are very rewarding. So far the group have cleared many of the overgrown flower beds and planted bulbs, bedding and perennial plants. Why not join them and make a real difference to the garden? All tools and equipment, including gardening gloves, are provided - or you can bring your own if you prefer - and we also provide light refreshments for tea breaks.
If you are interested in joining the group, please contact our gardening volunteer coordinator, Tony Bennett, at: email@example.com for more information.
BIRD WATCHING WALKS - CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE The park is teeming with wildlife, especially birds! There are many varieties to watch out for and everyone is welcome to join the group, whatever their age or experience. Walks take place from 10am to 12pm on the first Sunday of every month except January (walk is on the second Sunday) and in July, August and September when the walks do not take place as the trees are too leafy. Meet at the Donnefield Avenue gates to Canons Park. All welcome! Bring binoculars if you have them and we suggest you wear comfortable shoes. Stay as long as you like and feel free to join the group if you spot them walking through the park.
YOGA AND HEALTH WALKS IN CANONS PARK The activities below are FREE but donations are very welcome. All proceeds to the Friends of Canons Park to help buy plants and bulbs for the George V Memorial Garden
HEALTH WALKS - 8am - 9am Join the group for health walks and stretching exercises four times a week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8am – 9am. Meet at the Howberry Road entrance gates. Contact: Herbalist, Varsha on 07730 979400 for further details
YOGA - 8am - 9.30am daily during Spring and Summer (weather permitting) n the George V Memorial Garden, suitable for beginners and advanced.