Rose donations: Thank You!

The Friends of Gladstone Park would like to thank all those who donated roses for the park.  We achieved our aim and more and were able to buy 89 new roses, a magnificent achievement.

Some bought roses for themselves, some were given as gifts and many bought them in memory of loved ones.

Sadly the two events to thank those who donated roses have had to be cancelled but we hope to go ahead with them as soon as it is safe to do so.

The roses chosen are below.  I was informed that the new roses will be settling in during the first year and will bloom, but that they will be at their best from 2021!

Any queries, please email Gladstone Flowers.

Wildlife Hedge Planting

Find out the latest news about our wildlife hedge planting along the railway line.

Following up on previous effort, and for the second year running, local people pitched up on a cold February morning to plant phase 3 of a wildlife hedge along the railway line that bisects the park.

The Friends of Gladstone Park won a grant from the Tesco Plastic Bags scheme which enabled us to carry out this work.

We planted part of the north side this time, having completed the south side and planted 123m in just one morning.  As it was a weekend event we used Sunday to maintain the southern hedge.

Hedge March 2020 | Friends of Gladstone Park

Walled Garden North Bed Re-Planted

This year the Gladstone Gardening Group weeded and planted the north bed in the Walled Garden with sun-loving shrubs that will provide winter and spring interest when the central perennial beds are past their best.  Tulips and alliums donated by the Friends of Gladstone Park added to the spring colour and more have been planted this autumn

Autumn Weeding | Friends of Gladstone Park

If you are out and about in the park, do go and check them out!