Garden of Discovery

Garden of Discovery Covid Memorial Appeal

The ‘Garden of Discovery is a landscaped community space created in 2013 on reclaimed grounds adjacent to Mitcham Lane Baptist Church (MLBC) in Furzedown, Tooting, London.  It is maintained by volunteers and is open to the local community as a safe, peaceful, child-friendly space that has been accessed even more during the Covid pandemic. 

Being adjacent to Penwortham School it is also used as a meeting space for parents with children, by local children’s nurseries, and by families living in accommodation with no outside play space. During the vaccination program, the garden is used as the exit point from the adjacent community hall that serves as the main local vaccination centre. 

We are appealing for your support to enable us to add a special Covid Memorial seating area plus planting. This will create a special quiet space in the garden and include a plaque recognising the impact of pandemic emergency on the local community. It will also recognise the courage and sacrifice of the many medical, school and care staff plus other key workers living nearby. 

Funding for the Covid Memorial seating

The installation of the seating will be managed by MLBC church, supported by other local churches and community groups on Furzedown. We are looking for the support of the Furzedown community to help fund the project. 

How can you help?

1] Complete the survey about the garden (Survey Monkey)

2] Support the project financially with a gift via this link to (Just Giving)