Thanks very much for visiting the blog today as we join with Amy for her Five on Friday link-up.
Every couple of weeks I stop at the park on the way to the supermarket to enjoy a brisk walk and see what is happening. There usually is something happening. This is what I found this week.
One - Flowers
The Italian Garden was restored in 2008 and always offers a great view, it's yellow with daisies at the moment although different plants come and go through the seasons.
The borders contnue to bloom. These white and pink agapanthus type flowers have their time to shine. I'm not sure what they are but they do look pretty.
Green grapes are forming well outdoors next to the wall. I love the twisty tendrills.
Two - Wild Pond
Apart from the two larger lakes which have an abundance of coots, moorhens, herons, seagulls and swans, there is a small wildlife pond surrounded by bullrushes. The wooden paths take you into the middle so you feel you are right inside the pond, not wet though!
Three - Roald Dahl Moving Finger
The Arts Centre situated within the parkland has a theatre, small cinema, café, bar, exhibition spaces and all sorts of rooms where you can take workshops or courses in many exciting things from printmaking to pottery, dance to digital media and everything in between. The outdoor performance of Peter Pan has finished and now a lot of references to Roald Dahl have crept in as his 100th Anniversary is being celebrated at the moment. His book, The Magic Finger is the next production aimed at children at half term. The café has been decorated like this.
Four - Exhibitions and Events
A new exhibition was being installed.
Captain Hook's jacket was on display.
The fair is arriving in the field.
Five - It's a Winner
The park has yet again become a winner of the Green Flag Award showing that it has achieved the highest possible standards nationally. It is beautifully kept, all with the help of lots of volunteers who were due on site to help clear the meadow which had just been cut, heaps of grass all piled up ready to be moved.
Such a great place for the local community to enjoy.
Have a great week.