Charity number  1101968

Friends of Hoylake and Meols in Bloom

Welcome to The Friends of Parade Gardens web pages ( Friends of Parade Gardens is a  sub group of The Friends of Hoylake and Meols in Bloom) Whose aim is to restore and care for this Victorian sunken garden and sports facilities Queens park Home Volunteer Village Home Parade Gardens  Home Contact us

 The Friends run a tea kiosk in the Parade Gardens on a Sunday afternoon and special event days. It is a popular stopping off place for locals, visitors, coastal path walkers and bikers.


The completed sensory area in the Parade Gardens was officially opened by the then Mayor of Wirral, Councillor Gerry Ellis in June 2013.

An engraved boulder was commissioned to mark the event.

This was an idea that took 10 years to bring to fruition. It was designed by local school children and was then turned into a mosaic by a local firm “Itchy Feet”.

Seat-cum-planters were placed around the mosaic and planted with sensory plants.

The Friends look after all the flower beds in the Parade Gardens.

These include:

Wild Flower bed

Three Long beds

Seaside bed

Roses bed

Grasses bed


If you would like to go on the Friends volunteer email list and help the village and parks smile, that would be great. It does not mean you are expected to volunteer for everything we do. We all have busy lives, if you can help, great, if not maybe next time.

With the mosaic and murals complete we wanted to add some sensory play items to finish off the area. We held a fundraising dance and together with grants we were able to purchase four sensory play items.






The Gardens were built on land re-claimed after the construction of the promenade. Work started in 1908, opening in 1909.




The Friends would like to create a large mural right in the centre of the Gardens, this would really enhance them and kick start other investment to restore other parts.

Maybe a bandstand or stage to bring back the open air concerts etc.


Mural aspiration

The rear garden wall has been an eyesore for many years with the rendering falling off and the timber insert panels damaged. With grants and donations and some very generous help we were able to renovate 24 bays. With the sensory garden and murals this end of the gardens looks great.



2018 Events

Wednesday 1st August

Off The Ground Theatre

Will be performing

‘Sinbad’ stories

 In Queens Park

12th August 2018 (Sunday)

Family Fun Dog Show

In Queens Park


Donate for the flowers

If you would like to donate for the flowers you can here

or at Maccombs Pet Store, Hoylake.

Please support the Friends Co-oP Community Fund

bid to help restore Meols Parade Gardens

The Friends,Co-oP community fund project is to restore a further section of the Parade Gardens seaside wall, this will make a big difference to making the Gardens a more attractive place to visit.

Click HERE to find out more

With our parks and open spaces under threat as never before there is now a Parks Charter. You can see the Charter HERE or for more detailed information please visit