Sue Shepherd’s Historic Tour- 13th November

If you want to know more about the Roman villa underneath the present Wellend Villas, the makers of the Clock Tower, the origin of the Tile House and many more exciting facts about the history of the Park then you should join one of Sue’s renowned historic tours. Rich in anecdotes and details, her walk and talk enables you to appreciate the historical past of the City and the Park. Keep an eye on the website for the next Historic Tour of Preston Park.

The new calendar is available

The FoPP calendars from our super Photographic Competition are now available, costing just £5. They would make lovely Christmas gifts. Calendars are on sale at the Rotunda and Chalet Cafes in Preston Park and will also be on sale at the upcoming Wreath making event at The Rockery.

A kind gesture

A very big thank you to LandGuard Alarms for their generous donation to Friends of Preston Park. We were able to buy much needed tools for the gardener volunteers who work on the various flower beds in the park, weeding, pruning and hedging all year long. Here is Ross Lang holding one of the diamond shaped hoes purchased, a new tool which volunteers are keen to put to use as these are the cutting edge of hoe technology.

Donations for tools are always welcome.

Coronation Garden news- Friday 4th November

The second phase of the planting in the Coronation Garden took place last week. Daffodils bulbs were planted to add fragrance and colour to the new lavender walk. The two varieties chosen will ensure there will be beautiful blooms from early to late spring, as one is early flowering and one late flowering.

Daffodils in the Dahlia Walk – Wednesday 2nd November

On a sunny morning 17 volunteers planted 9,000 daffodil bulbs along the tennis courts in the Park. Our Head Gardener, Mr Andy Jeavons, chose two highly scented varieties, Martinette and White Lion. Martinette is lemon yellow with an orange base and White Lion has cream petals and a pale yellow centre.

A spooktacular evening in the Park

Saturday 29th October 2022

Halloween in the Park was back after two years of absence. Little zombies, witches and wizards bopped along to the sound of Danica’s disco and followed the lantern walk into the heart of darkness…

Lots of prizes were given to children who went to extraordinary lengths to look the part, wearing face glitter paint and halloween theme costumes. Parents were not excluded from the fun as our raffle ticket sale proved very popular. Cakes and sweets were enjoyed by all and we are looking forward to seeing you all again next year.

We would like to thank Sussex Police for monitoring the area, The Chalet Cafe for providing refreshments and Brighton and Hove City Council for keeping the toilets open for the duration of the event.