Green Groups

Green Coffee

1st Tuesday of the month, 9.30 – 11am, Wibbas Down Inn, 6 Gladstone Road SW19 1QT 

A get-together for those interested in environmental and community issues and an opportunity to exchange ideas and plan how to make Merton a healthier, happier and more sustainable place.

e: joycepountain@virginmedia.com  |  info: Project Dirt

Merton Green Parents

Every Wednesday, 10.30am, Coffee in the Wood, 99 High Street, Colliers Wood SW19 2JF

Merton Green Parents is the perfect group for people who want to make their parenting journey a more sustainable one. The group (for parents and children) regularly meet up to share hints, tips and recommendations for environmentally friendly parenting, supporting each other through their parenting and sustainable journeys.

e: mertongreenparents@gmail.com  |   Facebook |  Twitter

Wimbledon Beekeepers’ Association

1st Monday of the month, 7.30pm, The Snuff Mill, Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Road, Morden SM4 5JD

The Wimbledon Division of the Surrey Beekeepers’ Association is an organisation of Beekeepers, who operate in the London Borough of Merton and its surrounding areas. Each year, they organise beginners’ courses and a variety of educational and social events for members.

w: www.wimbledonbeekeepers.co.uk

e: chairman@wimbledonbeekeepers.co.uk  |  t: 020 3286 2896

e: secretary@wimbledonbeekeepers.co.uk  |  t: 0774 785 0940

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Community Gardening

Phipps Bridge Community Garden

Every Wednesday morning (weather dependent), 10am – 2pm, Phipps Bridge Allotments – access via the alleyway at the end of New Close SW19 2SY

Are you keen to get involved in community food growing in Merton? Want to enjoy the benefits of working on local land? Sustainable Merton is looking for new recruits to join the Phipps Bridge Allotments community garden crew! Come along every Wednesday and help maintain the garden, which now produces a regular supply of fruit and vegetables. All ages welcome and no experience needed.

e: sustainablemerton@gmail.com |  t: 07956170141 (Gillian, Volunteer)

Christchurch Community Garden 

Fridays, 10am – 12pm, 58 Christchurch Road, Colliers Wood SW19 2NY

Join local volunteers at the weekly workday to help with general maintenance and upkeep of the garden.

e: lesleygelbart@aol.com  |  t: 020 8544 9511(Lesley, Volunteer)

Nelson Gardens

2nd Saturday of the month, 10am – 12pm, High Path SW19 2JY

Join the High Path Community Association team to help maintain the garden and historic land.

e: highpath@live.co.uk  |  t: 07772 999870  (Cypren, Volunteer)  |  Twitter

Mitcham Community Orchard & Gardens

Last Saturday of the month, Fieldgate Lane, Mitcham CR4 3AL 

Help locals volunteers care for one of Mitcham’s hidden treasures! Fun for all the family. Event times variable – contact the team for more info.

e: mitchamorchardteam@gmail.com  |  Facebook  |  Twitter

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Community Clean Ups

Figge’s Marsh Community Clean Ups

Every 2nd Saturday of the month, 10am, meet by the corner of London Road and Gorringe Park Avenue

The Friends of Figge’s Marsh group will provide some litter pickers but recommend that you also bring gardening gloves. All litter picking events are supported by The Gorringe Park pub.

e: friendsoffiggesmarsh@gmail.com

Wandle Park Litter Pick

Last Sunday of the month, 11am – 1pm, meet at Colliers Wood tube station SW19 2HR

Join the Merton Green Party for their monthly clean-up of Wandle Park – focusing on collecting recyclables. Meet at Colliers Wood tube station (SW19 2HR) at 11am, or join the group in the park after that.

e: killicktom@hotmail.com  |  t: 07821 882380  (Tom, Volunteer)

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Local Markets

Wimbledon Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday, 9am-1pm, Wimbledon Park Primary School, Havana Road, SW19 8EJ

A chance to get your groceries direct from local farmers. For updates on the market, visit the Facebook page.

t: 020 7833 0338