Here is a selection of pictures taken in the Park and show some of the activities the Friends have been involved with as well as some general views.
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Modelled on the famous Stonehenge, the Princes Park Henge has been built from reclaimed wood and tree trunks as pictured.
Designed as part of a project to encourage intergenerational activities and bring residents, old and young together, the Henge has already been used for activity sessions and there has been much interest from the community.
On mid-summer morning the sun will rise between the pillars.
This year the Friends of Princes Park are celebrating the 150th anniversary of Joseph Paxton’s death and as part of the celebrations of his life will be holding a Victorian festival to open the Henge formally in the spring. Look out for more details nearer the time.
In June 2015 Friends of Princes Park were led on a most interesting walk around the park looking at some of the many trees which make the park so special.
Green Oaks, Blue Cedars. London Planes, Ash and many, many more can be found within the park boundary.
As this is the 150th anniversary of the park particular attention was paid to the age of some of the trees and we found that there are still a good number of trees which would have been planted in Paxton’s day.
Moving mature trees might well be an easy job today with mechanical diggers and cranes but it was not so easy 150+ years ago and we were treated to a demostration of how Paxton moved these large heavy trees.
Thanks to everyone involved, it was a most enjoyable day.
A beautiful day with the sun shining and lots of people enjoying our Victorian Fair.
Just as when the park opened, there were balloon flights, donkey rides refreshments and all in a Victorian theme.
If you have not had a chance to visit Princes Park why not take some time out, pop along and see the Henge which local children were proudly associated with designing.
Click on the image above to watch the You Tube film of the Victorian Fair
A nice crisp autumn day saw around thirty people gathering at the Sunburst Gates entrance at the start of our Autumn Tree Walk.
With Robert sharing his knowledge ably assisted by Ingrid and Lis everyone learnt something about the trees in the Park and enjoyed the stunning colours many were beginning to show.
Why not come and join us on our next walk?
The first Friends’ event of 2016 was some tree planting and thinning of some of the plantations in the park. We have continued with our work right into November with some pruning and tidying of trees in the Park.
If you would like to come along to help on any of our events why not join us as you will be assured of a very warm welcome.
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Despite the miserable weather a good number of Friends of Princes Park turned out for a most interesting look at some of the trees planted by the Friends and some of the wonderful wildflowers which were in bloom.
If you are interested in joining us for one of our tree walks then keep an eye on our events page where we shall publicise our next one.