The Friends of Cannizaro Park is staffed entirely by volunteers, whether that be the Board of Trustees or the many people who give their time to maintain the park planting and taking care of the aviary. We depend upon a dedicated and enthusiastic volunteer team of helpers, and we are always ready to welcome new volunteers, whether they are members of the Friends or not.

Park Volunteers

Volunteers bring many skills and a wide range of knowledge to assist our aims in maintaining and restoring the Park.

Organisational Volunteers

While many have relevant skills, energy and enthusiasm are often enough so we welcome those looking to expand their experience. 

Become a friend

By becoming a Friend of Cannizaro Park, you enable us to do the work and maintenance needed to keep the park looking beautiful. The regular subscriptions we receive from The Friends of Cannizaro Park are the foundation for our annual expenditure, and ensure that the Park remains the special place that it is. And in gratitude, you are given advanced booking and/or discount for events in the park, and invitations to member-only events.


To donate via PayPal, please click on the Donate button below. Please include your family name in the optional note box.

If you are a UK taxpayer please complete and submit the Gift Aid declaration.

Bank Transfer

Please pay your Donation to the following account:

Friends of Cannizaro Park
Lloyds Bank
Sort code: 77 30 13
Account No: 86188368

Please include your surname as the Reference.

If you are a UK tax payer, submitting the Gift Aid declaration will allow us to increase substantially the value of your donation.


Please make your cheque payable to The Friends of Cannizaro, write “Donation” on the back of the cheque and send to:

Friends of Cannizaro Park
c/o Willow House
35 High Street
Wimbledon Village
SW19 5BY.

If you are a UK tax payer, submitting the Gift Aid declaration will allow us to increase substantially the value of your donation.

Major Gift

We welcome gifts to support specific improvement projects within Cannizaro Park. The Friends of Cannizaro Park has a multi-year programme of projects to restore areas of the park, and welcomes support for them, or to discuss other ideas for supporting the park.

Click here to see our achievements to date for Cannizaro Park.

If you would like to be part of the future plans for Cannizaro Park, supporting any of these projects or other ideas for the park, please contact [email protected].

Donate a Bench

We are often asked if it is possible to commemorate a loved one by donating a bench to Cannizaro Park.

The Friends of Cannizaro Park have no role in decision making about benches, this is controlled by the Park’s owner, Merton Council. However, in some circumstances we might be able to help. Please click below for more information.

Donate a Bench

Donate a Tree

If you would like to donate one of the trees we plant each year, we can commemorate a loved one on the tree’s label.

All trees are agreed with Merton Council and are selected for their character or their habit, along with size, rarity, and suitability for position and soil type.

Donate a Tree

Donate a Rhododendron

Cannizaro Park is renowned for its rhododendrons and camellias in Lady Jane’s Wood, planted in the early 20th century. Almost one hundred years later, these specimens are reaching the end of their life and a programme of replacement is planned.    

Donate a Rhododendron

Legacy Donation

Writing Cannizaro Park into your will is a simple and easy way to enable future generations to enjoy this special place. If Cannizaro Park holds a special place in your heart then please consider including a gift in your will.

With your help we can continue to conserve this Grade II* listed landscape, enhance and renew the planting and engage the local community in enjoying this incredible space.

For more information about leaving a gift in your will and how to do so, please contact [email protected]


We would like to show our appreciation for the three main Park Partners for Community, Amenity and Landscape


Sponsors and
Roll of Thanks