MHA The Wilderness Garden Events for May

Rhododendron in Bloom and Exhibition Event
The Wilderness garden will open on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May from 10am to 4pm to members of the public to admire the beautiful display of Rhododendrons, Azalea and spring plants now in flower.

We will also host a photographic exhibition at the Wilderness Centre to discover how the Wilderness has changed through times. No need for booking – just turn up!

The Wilderness garden public openings
From Saturday 7th May until Sunday 25th September, the Wilderness garden will be open to the public on weekend from 10am to 4pm. No need for booking. Just turn up and enjoy the tranquillity of the garden!

MHA Communities Green Care Activities – February 2022

During the cold winter weather, the Wilderness bog garden is in full flood with snowdrops and snowflakes emerging everywhere while Daffodils are showing and one or two are out.

During Green Care for people living with Dementia, participants and their carers are invited to join a Nature Art and Mindfulness Walk session on Wednesday 16th February.

During Green Care for all, participants will join a Potting Up activity and a Nature walk session on Wednesday 23rd February.

Please book your place by getting in contact with MHA Communities South London manager Marco Galli.

Check out the MHA Communities Newsletter – February 2022 to see what’s on their activities calendar. Let’s embrace the winter with social and engaging activities at MHA Communities South London.

MHA Communities South London at the Wilderness
17 Shirley Church Road, Croydon CR9 5AL

Relaxation of Covid-19 Measures

England’s Plan B restrictions are to end from 26 January.

People are still urged to continuing taking steps to keep the virus at bay, including hand washing, ventilating rooms and self-isolating if positive – and those who are unvaccinated should still come forward to get their vaccinations and boosters.

In a statement to MPs in the House of Commons, the prime minister said:

  • Mandatory Covid passports for entering nightclubs and large events would end, though organisations could choose to use the NHS Covid pass if they wished
  • People would no longer be advised to work from home and should discuss their return to offices with employers
  • Face masks will no longer be mandated, though people are still advised to wear coverings in enclosed or crowded spaces and when meeting strangers
  • Secondary school pupils will no longer have to wear face masks in classrooms and government guidance on their use in communal areas would be removed.

Further announcements on the easing of travel rules and restrictions on care home visits in England are expected in the coming days.




MHA Communities South London January 2022 Newsletter

The MHA Communities South London January 2022 Newsletter is finally here!

We have FREE and exciting events and activities for older adults living in South London.

From Coffee Morning to Soups and Chats; to Green Care and Wellbeing Walks; at the Wilderness garden or in the community, there are a lot of things to do for you and your friends.

To join our activities is very simple: book your FREE place by email at or call us at 07597 135 220.

Do you know someone who could benefit from our initiatives? Please share our newsletter with your friends, family and people in your community – MHA relies on the generosity of people like you to help us bring the best possible quality of life to more older people. You really can make a difference!

MHA Communities South London at the Wilderness, 17 Shirley Church Road, Croydon CR9 5AL