Wild About Gardens – by Chris Parapia

Heather planting on Jubilee Walk

Heather planting on Jubilee Walk

A good number of Friends of Parkinson’s Park turned out on Saturday 26th October as part of the RHS Community Initiative ” Wild About Gardens” week.

We were very fortunate to have received 500 free crocus bulbs from the RHS and 500 free narcissi bulbs from the Groundwork Trust.

In addition we were kindly donated 8 bird boxes by Mr Nigel Jones a local bird enthusiast who also turned out on the day to put them up.

New bird boxes, donated by Nigel Jones

New bird boxes, donated by Nigel Jones

Chris and Barbara focussed on bulb planting at the farmgate entrance, Richard, Josie, Peter,  Heather and Bobby concentrated on Heather, Gorse and Broom planting over at the Jubilee Walk area of the park,  and Nigel and Liakat put up the boxes.

The weather was kind and we received lots of positive comments from local people walking through the park.

Thanks to everyone.


About Jennifer Inskip Kirkby

Director and Vice Chair of Friends of Parkinson's Park CIC, Chair of Aireborough Neighbourhood Forum and Facilitator of Inskip One-Name Study. Has a degree in Local History (University of Cambridge), and Economics (University of Leeds). Now retired after a career as a Business Analyst and Advisor.
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