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Meet Peter Bourne

How would you describe what you do? I’m volunteer curator for the national elm collection [which is in Brighton and Hove]. How long have you been doing that? Since it started when I helped put it together in 1997. Why … Continue reading

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The Rose Garden gets your vote

You’ll remember that there was a vote (did you vote? If so, thank you) to determine which of the two projects to spend available funds on: the Rose Garden or the Coronation Garden. Well, we can reveal that the result … Continue reading

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Green flag award

We are proud to say that the park has been awarded a Green Flag again this year. This is not a rubber-stamp affair, but properly assessed by experts with exacting criteria. The committee of the Friends of Preston Park was … Continue reading

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Pride arrangements: a reminder

A reminder that Pride is currently setting up for their event next weekend. Here’s the schedule for how the park will be affected: Sunday 30th July: The area in BLUE will be fenced off to allow the load in of … Continue reading

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Preston Open Day – how unlucky can you get?

Preston Open Day was so open it let all the rain in – probably the first we’d had in a month or so. This may have been good for the grass but no good for the picnic. Thanks for those … Continue reading

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Preston Open Day – 24th June, 11-4

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The last time Albion were promoted to the top division

If you were one of the estimated 100,000 who attended the Albion’s Victory Parade last Sunday, you may be interested to know of our own very local connection. Former Albion star Andy Rollings has been the proprietor of the Chalet … Continue reading

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Focus on Andy Jevons

Our Roving Reporter popped into the Rock Garden and conducted this interview: Q. Hi Andy, would you tell me your job title? A. Garden Manager, Rock Garden. Q. Is it called the Rock Garden, the Rookery or the Rockery? Which … Continue reading

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Nature update

Butterflies seen recently around the Rock Garden and the Walled Garden include orangetips, brimstones, peacocks, common blues and small whites. Let us know if you spot any more varieties. We were thrilled to hear of a sighting of treecreeper birds … Continue reading

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Winners of the drawing competition

 

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