Eaton Park Plant Sale 2017

Eaton Park Plant Sale 2017

Easter Sunday, 16 April, 11.30am to 2.30pm at the Rotunda, Eaton Park Friends of Eaton Park have divided and potted up a super selection of plants for you to buy to take home and enjoy in your own garden. Some plants are from the rose garden in Eaton Park and others are from our own gardens nearby*. If you need advice on planting we’ll be glad to help. All proceeds from the sale will go to to Friends of Eaton Park. *In the dark months of winter and early spring, the herbaceous borders in the rose garden are tidied,  and congested plants are divided up. Each year this results in some surplus plants. It is these, along with those members of the Friends have divided up from their own gardens, that we will be selling, just as on small tables outside homes in villages across England. Thank you to Norwich City council and the team at Norwich Norse Environmental for the rose garden plants.  ...
Planting bulbs for spring

Planting bulbs for spring

Today year three student volunteers from Bluebell Primary School walked to Eaton Park with Miss Davies and TA Mrs. Atkins.  Grey sky didn’t dampen their bright eager spirits as they happily assisted Eaton Park Ground Force volunteers plant crocus and narcissi bulbs.  Ground Force members turned over patches of soil on the grassy bank that slopes down to the Community Centre Car Park near the North Park Avenue walk-in entrance. Students sprinkled handfuls of bulbs into the open ground. When student volunteers Molly and Lola were asked what was the best part of their activity, they agreed that it was the planting of bulbs.  The more difficult work was turning the soil back to cover the holes and stamping it in place.  Both were eager to bring their families to the park to show them what they had accomplished today.  They suggested that those who are impatient for the arrival of spring will just have to wait. Lola said, “It will turn spring and you’ll see us again when the bulbs bloom.” Ceceile Strand, Friends of Eaton Park, 16 October...
Art in the Park

Art in the Park

Last summer I noticed a shout out on Twitter for parks to host ‘art walks’. A few emails and a year later, artists Jo Dacombe and Carol Miles arrived with their wheelie trollies of materials and loads of great ideas. Rather nicely it was the start of Love Parks Week. Despite a rainy start 26 people joined them in three sessions that combined walking and looking with chatting and making. It was great fun! Jo and Carol loved with Eaton Park and we loved the installations they made for us. Read about the project here. Helen Mitchell, Chair Friends of Eaton...