Below are planned events for the coming few months. These take place in the Coach House, 1A Melrose Road, unless noted otherwise.

Several events and activities are open to members only: a gardening group, a bridge club and bridge tuition, wine tasting and social gatherings.  Advance notice of events is published in the Society’s Newsletter. Click here to join the Society .

Bridge is played weekly in the Coach House, Melrose Road on Monday evenings. Table money is £2 per person including beverages. Start time 7-30pm.
Bridge for beginners and improving players is played on Thursday evenings at the same time.Please contact M Forbes for details. 0208 542 8314

Exhibition "Where Do You Think You Are?" - Saturday, 2 and Sunday, 3 September (from 2-5pm each day) in the Coach House, 1A Melrose Road,  at St Mary's Merton Park Church and Churchyard and in the Parish Hall in Church Path.  Free entry. 

Ever since it started in the early 1970s people have been very generous to the John Innes Society and have donated a fantastic collection of historical records, photos, pictures and memorabilia about Merton Park.  We feel the time has come to put our archives on display and we are very fortunate in being able to do this in partnership with our 900 year old parish church, St Mary's. 

Autumn Plant and Produce Bring & Buy Sale - Saturday, 30 September, 10:30am to 12.30pm at the Coach House, Melrose Road. .
Entry is free. We shall be selling compost, bulbs, autumn/winter bedding plants, perennials and shrubs, garden produce and jams and chutneys. Or join us for coffee and cakes. If you would like to pre-order compost, bulbs and/or autumn bedding plants, please contact Ann.
All contributions are welcome, so please think of the sale when you are dividing plants, collecting seed and using your fruit and vegetables to make jams and chutneys. Clearly labelled donations can be left at 21 Poplar Road in the week before the sale, or brought on the day. If you can donate plants/produce, if you can help on the day or make cakes please contact Ann Redfearn ( or 020 8286 9983).

If you would be prepared to display a poster, please contact Ann and she will email one to you. We look forward to seeing you. 

Coffee and social mornings are at 11am and are held at the Coach House on Melrose Road.  They are held on the second Wednesday of each month.  

Gardening group meetings will be on the second Friday of the month. We meet at 9am by the mulberry tree in John Innes Park.

Bingo meetings have been discontinued.