Beat Winter Blues…Bring Back Brass Bands!

With the Beast from the East looming ever closer, maybe it’s time to warm ourselves up with memories of far warmer weather and vivid green parks. The Friends committee are geared up to holding an event every month of the year and this years are almost in the bag. Just a few are remaining bits…

Not Quite What the Advert Promised!

The problem with organising garden events is that sometimes Mother Nature doesn’t play ball. So it was with our fruit pruning in the Community Orchard. The poster promised so much, sunshine and warmth. …but nature failed to deliver! I should have taken heed when I started receiving phone calls to ask if the event would…

Forget the Beast from the East…Spring has Sprung in Radipole Gardens

Depressed with all this talk of the Beast from the East… fear not! Enjoy a leisurley stroll through Radipole Gardens and you’ll see that Spring is positively itching to get going. Our Crocus Walk this year is off to a cracking start. An absolute riot of colour assails your  senses What was wonderful to see…

Four Men and a Floating Tin Shack

Now you might well wonder what on earth the grainy old photo of four men and  a floating tin shack has to do with our beautiful park and gardens. Let me explain. For those that have been (avidly) following our posts, you’ll already know that Radipole gardens was once part of Radipole Lake (or Backwater)…

A Walk in the Park

So fed up with the grey and gloomy days, it was literally a breath of fresh air to see the sun in the sky once more. Garbed in numerous layers of warm clothing it was time to venture forth and see what’s happening down in the gardens. The first things that caught my eye were…