The Friends of Minchenden Oak Garden held an inaugural meeting in November 2013. The group is dedicated to preserving and improving the Minchenden Oak Garden on Waterfall Road, Southgate for all members of the community. The Garden contains one of the oldest Oak trees in the Borough and is a pleasant, restful space with plenty of potential. The Friends group have received funding from Enfield Council to refurbish the garden and are carrying out regular task force days.
Site task meetings are held on Saturdays. If you wish to join our Friends group, please contact us.
We were pleased to participate in the Open House London for the past 3 years in September and will be pleased to participate in 2017.
Following the preparation of a Tree Condition Report by Gristwood & Toms, works to stabilise the Minchenden Oak Tree were carried out on the 12th November 2013 by Enfield Council. It is hoped that the works will prolong the tree’s life. The timber recovered from the tree is being salvaged for reuse in projects within the Minchenden Oak Garden.
See: BBC News coverage
The Friends of Minchenden Oak Garden are affiliated to Southgate Green Association – an association dedicated to preserving and enhancing the Southgate Green Conservation Area.
A picnic is held in the garden on the first Sunday in June as part of The Big Lunch, a national event to promote community spirit.