Search

Club News: Friends of Bedfords Park

15:47 08 July 2013

Bedsford Park Walled Garden, The garden has always been private, ever since the manor house was built in the 1770s, but now a group have opened it to the public

Bedsford Park Walled Garden, The garden has always been private, ever since the manor house was built in the 1770s, but now a group have opened it to the public

Archant

Formed in 2004, The Friends of Bedfords Park is a group of vibrant volunteers with formal status recognition, who meet regularly to carry out various outdoor tasks in the beautiful 215 acre Green Flag award winning Bedfords Park.

Friends fo Bedfords Park

Meeting location: The Walled Kitchen Garden, Bedfords Park, Broxhill Road, Havering-atte-Bower,

When you meet: The Second Sunday of every month for conservation and maintenance tasks in the Park at 10am. Also, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays every week for drop- in work and learning/information sessions in the Walled Garden from 10a.m.

Secretary: Lois Amos

Chairman / President: Mr. Nick Addison

Contact (website / phone number): 01708 704619 thefriendsofbedfordspark.blogspot.com

Our conservation and maintenance work include ditch and pond clearing, scrub bashing and rogue sapling removal, woodland tasks, step and path building and repairing, wildflower, tree and shrub layer planting, fencing, hedge laying, dead hedge creation and of course, the usual and necessary, regular litter picking.

More recently, our work has also extended to gardening, planting and growing food for a local food growing community project in the Georgian Walled Kitchen Garden c. 1776.

A grant has been secured for funding to begin working on the project and at last we are growing vegetables and fruit for the first time for many, many years.

We need volunteers throughout the year and seasons. We also need people of all ages and talents for such tasks as research and record keeping etc. later at harvest time we would appreciate help with recipe creation, cooking and preserving skills. Everyone is welcome to lend a hand and enjoy the peace and serenity of a secret space! Come along and see us- you’re sure of a warm welcome and we value you interest and support.

0 comments

Latest Romford News Stories

16:28
Paul Allen (first on the right) parading through Romford on Armed Forces Day

A war veteran who travelled from Hertfordshire to take part in the Armed Forces Day celebrations has been left “devastated” by a parking ticket issued to him.

Pupils take part in Havering's Junior Citizen scheme

More than 1,400 pupils from year six classes have been learning to protect themselves from knife crime, drugs, and other potential dangers.

Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia at The Oaks Nursing Home in Upminster, with exhibits such as a wind-up gramophone, and a gas mask from the Second World war.
Edna Dove, age92

Elderly residents of a care home were taken on a fun trip back in time when Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia visited with items from yesteryear.

Artist's impression of Romford leisure centre

The design for Romford’s new leisure centre will be “futuristic”, according to the chairman of a design company.

07:00
General view of the Home Office building in Westminster, central London, where the inquiry was initiated. Credit: PA images

People with a link to a children’s home, where dozens of young people were sexually abused, have been asked to come forward to take part in an inquiry.

Yesterday, 17:12
The 'Pride' sign which was passed among colleagues across several of the Trust’s wards and departments

Staff at both Queen’s and King George Hospital have banded together to celebrate their colleagues from Europe and across the world.

Yesterday, 13:04
The man pictured in Romford on Saturday with a t-shirt which read,

A man pictured wearing a T-shirt that read “Yes we won! Now send them back” has been lambasted by people across the country.

Yesterday, 10:43
Mecca Bingo, High Street, Hornchurch

The fate of a historic bingo hall should be sealed this week as a planning application to tear down the building has been recommended for approval.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

£15k prize bundle

Imagine having the opportunity to win an incredible £15,000 bundle of some of the most amazing prizes available. Well, for one lucky contest entrant that dream could soon become a reality because we at MyOffers are offering an incredible free prize bundle that will make even the most hardened person wild with excitement.

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe