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 How you can help 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.

Sensory Garden

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.





Please look around our website to see what we are about, we are a completely self funding charity and if you like what we do in the village and parks please consider becoming a

        Support member

or making a donation towards the planting and caring of our village and parks.



Marine Bowlers are based in the Parade Gardens.

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.

Thank you to the many local businesses that help our village and parks smile.

This can range from donating cakes for the garden party, supplying raffle prizes,

purchasing play items to donations.


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.


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.




2017 Events


17th June 2017 (Saturday)

Friends Garden Party

At Dane Cottage, Meols

 15th July 2017 (Saturday)

Festival Day

in Queens Park

2nd August 2017 (Wed)

Off The Ground Theatre


Around the World in 80 Days

In Queens Park

13th August 2017 (Sunday)

Family Fun Dog Show

In Queens Park



In the Parade Gardens

Find out more HERE