Welcome to our page that lists all the garden events taking place arranged by the Friends of Radipole Park and Gardens as part of their community awareness and fund raising.
TABLE TOP SALE
Saturday 13th January 10 am-12 noon in the Radipole United Reformed Church.
An event that got our year off to a cracking start. It was busy, busy, busy!
HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY
Friday January 26th 10 am start in Radipole Gardens by the Holocaust Memorial Tree.
Not an event organised by the Friend’s group but still an important one for the park where there is a Holocaust Memorial tree planted.
Read about it here;
FRUIT TREE PRUNING DEMONSTRATION
Tuesday 13th February 10am-12 noon. Community Orchard at the far end of the play park.
The weather couldn’t have been worse! Wild, wet windy and cold…very cold! But despite that, a few brave souls turned out to watch Andy at work in the Community Orchard.
EASTER EGG HUNT
Saturday 31st March 11 am-3 pm in Radipole Gardens.
Our popular Easter Egg Treasure Hunt.
Fun for all the family.
Don’t hesitate to contact us for further details about this event.
NURTURE NATURE AND WELCOME WILDLIFE
Saturday 14th April 11am-3pm in Radipole Gardens
If you would like more information about this event as either attendee or possible display space please contact us via the form below.
PLANT AND GARDEN SALE
Saturday 19th May at the Radipole United Reformed Church
10 am-12 noon.
Only a few tables left for hire at £5.00 each. Must be garden related items such as plants, planters, wildlife items etc.
Please feel free to contact us about this event for any further details in the box below.
FRPAG COACH TRIP TO COLETON FISHACRE AND TORRE ABBEY GARDENS
Saturday 2nd June 9am leave return 8pm.Come with us to
Torre Abbey Gardens in Torquay.
The monastery of Torre Abbey was established. In 1196.
It is a mini ‘Kew’ of Devon, boasting glass houses and gardens within gardens
The Walled Garden is famed for its exuberant plantings of herbaceous perennials, roses and dahlias set in a formal nineteenth century landscape around the Abbey ruins
The Medieval Garden has been lovingly created to entice people of all ages into the fascinating world of medieval plants and their uses. Turf seats, willow tunnels and authentic planting offer children the opportunity to explore, touch, taste and look.
The Palm House contains a large collection of tropical and sub-tropical plants , and the Arid House contains cactus plants whose flowers , though short lived, are extraordinarily colourful and fragrant .
Inspired by one of Torquay’s most famous daughters, the Potent Plants Garden (some poisonous, some a little more benign!) shows a range of beautiful but sinister plants including the sources for cyanide, morphine and ricin – to name just a few. Remember that over half of Agatha Christie’s characters were poisoned !
Then it’s on to Coleton Fishacre gardens in Torquay.
And back in time to the Jazz Age.
A 1920s country retreat complete with luxuriant garden by the sea .
Formerly the country home of the D’Oyly Carte family, this most evocative of country homes was built in the Arts & Crafts style, and is imbued with Art Deco elegance. A light, joyful atmosphere fills the rooms, and music plays, echoing the family’s Gilbert and Sullivan connections.
In this RHS accredited garden, viewpoints give enticing glimpses out to sea, paths weave through glades past tranquil ponds, and tender plants from the Mediterranean, South Africa and New Zealand thrive in the moist and sheltered valley.
Leaving outside the Old Spa at 9.am sharp.
Arrive Torr Abbey 11.30
Arrive Coleton Fishacre 14.00
Arrive back at Spa 20.00
Standard price pp £33.00
Concession for NT members £22.00
Concession non NT 1 adult 2 children £84.00
To enquire about trip or bookings please contact
Dave Cave (FORPAG membership Sec and Treasurer)
76 Carlton Road North
Tel 01305 779112
TEDDY BEAR’S PICNIC
Saturday 16th June in Radipole Gardens
It’s that time of year again when all the bears head for Radipole gardens for their annual picnic.
Lots of fun to be had, games to play and things to explore and find and prizes to won.
This year the teddies have come up with a new and exciting game…it’s the mystery of the hidden painted rocks alphabet!
There’s a big cuddly Grandpa bear who is waiting for name and a new home…could you be the lucky winner?
Also joining our Radipole teddies this year will be the Mayor’s teddies and their exciting treasure hunt. The monies raised will go towards two worthwhile charities of the Mayor’s choosing, the Lantern Trust and the Dorset Domestic Abuse Welfare Committee.
Hot and cold refreshments available, ice creams, cakes.
Come along with your cuddlies and your picnics and have a whale of a time…fun in the park.😁
BAND IN THE PARK in Radipole Gardens
Weymouth Concert Brass Band on Sunday 22nd July between 2-4pm.
1940’s BIG FUN DAY Saturday 25th August Radipole Gardens
A cracker of a day to mark our achieving stage I of the Heritage Lottery and a celebration of our park’s history.
Come along to find out our connection with US troops on the build up to D Day.
View a selection of WWII military vehicles and their crew, fascinating display of Weymouth in the 1940’s.
Chesil Radio will be joining us, celebrating their 3rd birthday and will be accompanied by some of the Weymouth Wildcats team and their super shiny steeds.
Stalls galore, fun and games, live music, hot and cold refreshments on site, something for everyone of all ages and all tastes.
Come dressed 1940’s style…might even be a few prizes going for the best
Come join us and help us celebrate.
ANNUAL AGM AND SOCIAL EVENING
Wednesday 19th September Centenary Club, Jubilee Way Weymouth.
Everyone is welcomed to our annual AGM and Social evening.
Find out what we’ve been up to this year and what’s in the pipeline for the future.
Followed by an evenings entertainment provided by one of Weymouth’s well known celebrities, Mervyn Sharp.
He’s a record breaker, been a world renown channel swimmer, wrestler, water polo player to mention few. Mervyn certainly knows how to tell a tale!
Starts at 7.30pm at the Centenary Club in Jubilee Way;
Free parking and Free entry.
APPLE PRESSING IN THE COMMUNITY ORCHARD
Saturday 6th October in the Radipole Park Community Orchard
Come along to the Radipole Park community orchard and bring along your apples!
Big ones, little ones, sharp or sweet, off the tree and even fallers…they can all get scrunched in the press courtesy of the cider expert, Jon Orrell, and out oozes your delectable, golden liquid. (Of course, don’t forget containers to collect it in!
Open to everyone, its free to come and join us, even if only to watch the process.
Saturday 6th October in the Radipole Park Community Orchard between 11am and 2pm.
Hot and cold drinks available.
HALLOWEEN HOOLIE AND CIDER APPLE PRESSING
27th October 2-5 in Radipole Gardens.
Come along and bring your family. Lots of things to make, have a go at creating your own Halloween decorations. the first 20 children to arrive will receive a free pumpkin to carve, so make sure you’re early. Free entry and free fun.
Also including the postponed Cider apple pressing with Jon Orrell, so gather those crops, bring them along and get squishing! Don’t forget your containers to take it back home with you.
Further details to follow
Thursday 13th DECEMBER
St Aldhelm’s invites everyone along to Radipole Gardens on Thursday 13th December to take part in Nativity on the Move.
You’ll make your way through the gardens lit by candles and torches and follow the story of the Christmas nativity.
There’ll be carol singing, live music, drama, scenery and real animals.
Follow Mary, Joseph and donkey on their long trek to find accomodation.
Meet the inn keeper who turned Mary and Joseph away that dark night.
Meet the three wise men with their gifts and follow the star.
Wonder at King Herod’s sumptuous Palace.
You’ll witness the shepherds shock at the arrival of angel Gabriel as they watched over their sheep.
Your journey will end at the stable.
St Aldhelm’s invites one and all along to enjoy this moving tableaux that tells the story.
Don’t forget, come warmly dressed, bring a torch or lantern, and maybe a hot drink. If not, the Centenary club kindly has kindly agreed to be open for people to go in and warm up with a hot drink or use their toilets.
Starts at 6pm gathering at the tennis courts car park.
Somewhere lurking in the gloom will be a Roman centurion ready to ‘escort’ you on your journey.
Keep an eye on our page for further details or for any enquiries please contact St Aldhelm’s church or ring 01305 786043.