Monthly Archives: June 2014

Travellers update

It’s been a torrid few weeks and months when we’ve seen Travellers come and go from the park on several occasions. You may have seen our letter in the Argus which was in answer to one from Caroline Lucas: The … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Travellers update

The Rookery (Rock Garden)

Andy and his volunteers have a busy month ahead: American Express staff will be paying 3 visits for ‘community days’ in July, and at the moment, there are work experience students as well as a group from Hurstpierpoint college who … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Rookery (Rock Garden)

Wild flowers

The wild flowers in the old bowling green are beginning to bloom. Rain’s forecast so that will help to speed things up. They already look good. The beds beside the A23 have been getting many complements too.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Wild flowers

The Rotunda Pond

Since the pond has been mended it has teemed with life – tadpoles, newts, frogs, waterboatmen and all sorts of wee creatures. (More plants in special planters will be added soon.) It has been almost impossible to walk over the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Rotunda Pond

The pond in the Walled Garden . . .

. . . has finally been mended. So the cracks have been filled and the water’s back in. Again, this pond is teeming with life: fish, newts, frogs, beautiful dragonflies . . . Here’s the pond experts – Pete the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The pond in the Walled Garden . . .

Pride, Saturday 2 August – noon to 10pm

We’re very pleased that the Pride organisers are keen to involve the Friends of Preston Park in the consideration of park-goers before, during and after the event. We’ll be putting up posters around the park to let people know what’s … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Pride, Saturday 2 August – noon to 10pm

BioBlitz Day

Today the Friends of Preston Park were delighted to be involved in the first BioBlitz day, organised by the Sussex Wildlife Trust. About 250 school children participated in a quiz about the flora and fauna of Preston Park. The weather was … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on BioBlitz Day

Removing the stones

The old disused bowling green was discovered  to be infested with huge stones. So, before the area can be seeded with grass, stones have to be removed, which is what is happening here. Don’t forget to use  the Contact Form … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Removing the stones

Treatment of the old elms

The Aboricultural (tree) Department of Brighton & Hove council are considering some treatment of the old elms that line the main road. The treatment will make the trees more healthy and will therefore probably prolong their life, but the nature … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Treatment of the old elms