Having planted a selection of Dahlias in the newly made beds in the football field, we have been really pleased with how the've flourished over the summer.
If you haven't been down to see them in all their glory, we recommend that you take some time to enjoy the variety of colours and syles that they add to these beds.
As our fruit and vegetable reach maturity, various locations round the gardens are showing off their produce.
Planting is progressing with a row of roses alongside the leisure centre fence, kindly donated to the project.
Various bushes and plants have been added to the south side of the main field, to break up the view of the fences and walls and provide additional texture and colour in this area
WIth a great number of new trees and bushed throughout Autumn and Winter (massive thanks to Architectural plants for providing the majority of these), the gardens are all tidy and waiting to burst into leaf in the coming months.
We also have news of a community event planned for the summer... details in the poster to the right.
PLease note that in order to take part, you need to have registered by the end of March 2017, so don't delay; make sure you register your interest with Nathalie here if you want a chance to perform.
You can also download a copy of the poster and an entry form here.
Lark in the Park was the idea of Keith Brown who is the main inspiration behind Station Road Gardens, Billingshurst. He is co-ordinator of the volunteers and key driver of all the new developments there. Following on from the successful talent contest a few years ago lots of people have been asking for another event – and this is it!
The idea developed when Keith shared it with regular park users and a committee was formed. Lark in the Park is a showcase event for local talent. There was no audition process and all the performers are self-selected. There will be a range of acts spanning all ages from 4 – 104 (?). Dancers, singers and musicians, including solo acts, choirs and groups.
Local band Corvette have agreed to open and close the show and lend us their PA system. Their lively 60s style music will certainly get the party going. Local businesses The Little Café Company and Fat Cow (Ice creams) have agreed to be there to sell refreshments, but people are also encouraged to bring picnics.
We are looking forward to a relaxed, friendly, family fun day to which the whole community is invited. No entrance fee, but there will be a charity collection.
Look forward to seeing you there.
The Sensory Garden has been built and planted, and is now an integral part of the garden development in the old football field area.
Sensory plants include Rosemary, Sage, Mint and Curry Plant, which provide a variety of colours, textures and scents to experience.