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 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.
BREAKING NEWS - more of Parade Gardens rear wall renovated
What the wall will look like when painted and grass beds grown
Above shows the renovation of a very small section of Parade Gardens wall which we have just completed (March 2017). We will be looking to paint this section later in the year.
We also completed the repair and re-rendering of the Parade Gardens wheelchair access double ramp wall leading into the Sensory garden area. Again we will be painting this during 2017.
The Friends have recently put a bid into the Burbo Bank community fund to repair,and re-render a further 28 bays of the Parade Gardens rear wall, we all have our fingers crossed. If successful, to have these 28 wall bays looking like new, will really be a game changer for these wonderful Victorian gardens.