Today’s Children Making Tomorrows Memories; Radipole’s Heritage.

As a Friends group of Radipole Park and Gardens, we are frequently found giving talks about the history of our gardens to various groups around the area, from schools to nursing homes. Rosie Osbourne, Weymouth’s parks development officer, and Yvonne Leicester went along to Southill primary school where they told a captivated audience exciting tales…

Radipole Gardens Goes All Out in True Patriotic WWII style.

Well, that’s the final big event of our year done and dusted and boy did we go out with bloody big bang! Greeting the crowds coming to our event was this Big Beast shown below. This monster vehicle was parked out in the tennis club car park (sadly minus the even bigger tracked beast who…

Parks Have Many Roles to Play

Have you ever thought about why you use your local park? Is it purely because it’s the prettiest route on your way to and from some destination? To let the boisterous children run off some steam maybe, to walk the pooch or just to keep ¬†yourself active. Some people view it a hallowed space, where…

Why Radipole Park remembers the American soldiers of WWII

In the summer of 2017, Weymouth’s Mayor arrived to open our Teddy Bear’s Picnic via jeep complete with out riders. Radipole gardens was invaded by American troops. (Courtesy of the D Day Centre Castletown Portland) You might well wonder what connection there could possibly be between these two. In fact there is a big connection…and…