“Make the space we all use a better one”
Coronation Gardens is a beautiful, Edwardian green space set in Southfields between Merton Road, Pirbright Road and Standen Road, London SW18.
The Friends of Coronation Gardens is a non for profit organisation set up by 8 local residents who want to see the Gardens we love improve and make safe again. With the support from the neighbouring schools, residents and Clubs we can make a difference.
This website has been set up to keep you informed of any news & events in Coronation Gardens and for you to support the group with membership, sponsorships and donations.
Our Edwardian Gardens
Coronation Gardens commemorates the coronation of King Edward VII in August 1902. A local paper called it “Wandsworth’s new lungs”.
Sir William Lancaster (1841–1929) was an English businessman, philanthropist and politician, the second Mayor of Wandsworth (1901–02) and the co-founder of Putney School of Art and Design.
Mayor William Lancaster gave the land (Coronation Gardens) to be a public park and his sisters donated the granite drinking fountain.
The drinking fountain is described as rough hewn granite with Art Nouveau-style bowl and ornamental railings to one side.
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Come along to our very first event in Coronation Gardens, sing to carols from all the local schools, buy hot dogs from the Scouts, mulled wine from The Earl Spencer and mince pies made and sold by Linden Lodge pupils Also our very own local small businesses selling gifts.
LoveParks Picnic - 6th July
For the first public event we had organised, a successful free picnic was held on Saturday 6th July in the Gardens in the warm summer sunshine. The Friend's encouraged local families to bring a picnic, sit and enjoy what our Gardens have to offer.
Local organisation World Heart Beat Music Academy came along with a multitude of musical instruments for kids to blow, pluck or play, there was live music from the Southfields Collective aka our local Academy, and even delicious free cakes were handed out courtesy of Little Ray's Cake Company. The Mayor of Wandsworth, Cllr Jane Cooper, who is also a local resident, turned up to enjoy the buzz, while the local scout group ran fun games for the youngsters.