Trees of Preston Park
We are holding a tree walk at 7pm on Wednesday 20th June – meet outside the Rotunda. The walk will be led by experts Peter Bourne and Alister Peters. There is no need to book and there is no charge. The walk should last about an hour.
You might also be interested in our new pages on The Trees of Preston Park, including hundreds of new photos.
Thank you to all who came on 3rd May to help sow the wildflower seeds. And an especial thank you to Park Supervisor Mick and staff who helped us. There was a terrific turn-out, helped by the fair weather, including children of all ages and abilities – we all had great fun.
Rain’s what’s needed now, but if there is a bit of a dry spell then the area will be watered.
Here’s some pics:
Trees were being trimmed and pruned in the park today. A burr – the knobbly benign growth on the trunks of some older trees – fell from one of the trees on Saturday, so that will be dealt with too.
The wildflower beds will be rotavated soon and the new wildflower seeds sown on Wednesday of next week, weather permitting. This year’s mix is called ‘Rainbow’ and was chosen for the brightly-coloured blooms and for early and late flowering.
The borders around the Rose Garden will be dug over next week and planting should begin on the 23rd of this month.
Don’t forget, it’s the Easter Egg Hunt again soon. It’s on Easter Sunday, 1 April, from 10.30am to around 2,30pm starting outside the men’s bowls pavilion.
As usual this is for accompanied children up to the age of thirteen. We’ll be handing out questions about the flora, fauna, history and buildings in the park, the answers to which will be found on special information boards which we’ll erect in strategic places. Children complete the answers (we’re very kind) and win a Cadbury’s creme egg – it’s just £1 to enter.
There’ll be the chance for children to draw something interesting about the park and win a special prize. And face-painting will be available.
We aim for the event to be, above all, fun – but informative as well.
Hope to see you there.
We’re now launching our 2018 Preston Park Photographic Competition. Back by popular demand, we’ve decided to do it again! This time the four categories are:
- people and pets
- flora and fauna
- sports and recreation
You can submit a maximum of four photographs, in any combination of category. Email your gorgeous pics of Preston Park to email@example.com with your name and phone number and specify which category each photo is for.
Entries close on 31 August 2018 after which the entries will be judged and a prize given to the best in each category, and to the overall winner.
The clean-up day went ahead last Sunday and, despite it being a bit on the damp side, quite a few people came to help keep the park pristine. Well done Park Ranger Garry and co for making it a fun time.
The council’s Cityclean team are organising Brighton’s version of a nationwide event. It will be on Sunday 4 March from 11am to 3pm in front of the bowls pavilion.
The idea is to launch Cityclean’s ‘Streets Ahead’ awareness campaign and to launch the city’s ‘Tidy Up’ scheme.
Among the attractions will be a silent disco . . . yes, strange . . . anyone who comes along will be provided with headphones through which a choice of music can be played – and cue . . dancing! And there’ll be a fancy-dress costume competition with the theme of Superheroes – it’s open to all and there’ll be a prize for the best.
The media should be there to report on the event. Hope to see you there too.