Events 2018

Welcome to our page that lists all the garden events taking place arranged by the Friends of  Radipole Park and Gardens as part of their community awareness and fund raising.

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JANUARY

TABLE TOP SALE

Saturday 13th January 10 am-12 noon in the Radipole United Reformed Church.

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An event that got our year off to a cracking start. It was busy, busy, busy!

Read about it here https://radipoleparkandgardensfriends.wordpress.com/2018/01/15/2018-off-to-a-cracking-start/

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HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY

Friday January 26th 10 am start in Radipole Gardens by the Holocaust Memorial Tree.

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Not an event organised by the Friend’s group but still an important one for the park where there is a Holocaust Memorial tree planted.

Read about it here;

https://radipoleparkandgardensfriends.wordpress.com/2018/01/26/parks-have-many-roles-to-play/

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FEBRUARY

FRUIT TREE PRUNING DEMONSTRATION

Tuesday 13th February 10am-12 noon. Community Orchard at the far end of the play park.

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The weather couldn’t have been worse! Wild, wet windy and cold…very cold! But despite that, a few brave souls turned out to watch Andy at work in the Community Orchard.

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MARCH

EASTER EGG HUNT

Saturday 31st March 11 am-3 pm in Radipole Gardens.

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Our popular Easter Egg Treasure Hunt.

Fun for all the family.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for further details about this event.

 

 

 

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APRIL

NURTURE NATURE AND WELCOME WILDLIFE

Saturday 14th April 11am-3pm in Radipole Gardens

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If you would like more information about this event as either attendee or possible display space please contact us via the form below.

 

 

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MAY

PLANT AND GARDEN SALE

Saturday 19th May at the Radipole United Reformed Church

10 am-12 noon.

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Only a few tables left for hire at £5.00 each. Must be garden related items such as plants, planters, wildlife items etc.

Please feel free to contact us about this event for any further details in the box below.

 

 

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JUNE

FRPAG COACH TRIP TO COLETON FISHACRE AND TORRE ABBEY GARDENS

Saturday 2nd June 9am leave return 8pm.Coach trip FRIENDS OF RADIPOLE PARK & GARDENS-2Come with us to
Torre Abbey Gardens in Torquay.
The monastery of Torre Abbey was established. In 1196.
It is a mini ‘Kew’ of Devon, boasting glass houses and gardens within gardens
The Walled Garden is famed for its exuberant plantings of herbaceous perennials, roses and dahlias set in a formal nineteenth century landscape around the Abbey ruins
The Medieval Garden has been lovingly created to entice people of all ages into the fascinating world of medieval plants and their uses. Turf seats, willow tunnels and authentic planting offer children the opportunity to explore, touch, taste and look.
The Palm House contains a large collection of tropical and sub-tropical plants , and the Arid House contains cactus plants whose flowers , though short lived, are extraordinarily colourful and fragrant .
Inspired by one of Torquay’s most famous daughters, the Potent Plants Garden (some poisonous, some a little more benign!) shows a range of beautiful but sinister plants including the sources for cyanide, morphine and ricin – to name just a few. Remember that over half of Agatha Christie’s characters were poisoned !
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Then it’s on to Coleton Fishacre gardens in Torquay.
And back in time to the Jazz Age.
A 1920s country retreat complete with luxuriant garden by the sea .
Formerly the country home of the D’Oyly Carte family, this most evocative of country homes was built in the Arts & Crafts style, and is imbued with Art Deco elegance. A light, joyful atmosphere fills the rooms, and music plays, echoing the family’s Gilbert and Sullivan connections.
In this RHS accredited garden, viewpoints give enticing glimpses out to sea, paths weave through glades past tranquil ponds, and tender plants from the Mediterranean, South Africa and New Zealand thrive in the moist and sheltered valley.

TIMES;
Leaving outside the Old Spa at 9.am sharp.
Arrive Torr Abbey 11.30
Departing 13.30
Arrive Coleton Fishacre 14.00
Departing 17.30
Arrive back at Spa 20.00

PRICES;
Standard price pp £33.00
Concession for NT members £22.00
Concession non NT 1 adult 2 children £84.00

To enquire about trip or bookings please contact
Dave Cave (FORPAG membership Sec and Treasurer)
76 Carlton Road North
Weymouth
DT4 7PZ
Tel 01305 779112
e-mail davidkcave@btinternet.com

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TEDDY BEAR’S PICNIC

Saturday 16th June in Radipole Gardens

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It’s that time of year again when all the bears head for Radipole gardens for their annual picnic.
Lots of fun to be had, games to play and things to explore and find and prizes to won.
This year the teddies have come up with a new and exciting game…it’s the mystery of the hidden painted rocks alphabet!
There’s a big cuddly Grandpa bear who is waiting for name and a new home…could you be the lucky winner?
Also joining our Radipole teddies this year will be the Mayor’s teddies and their exciting treasure hunt. The monies raised will go towards two worthwhile charities of the Mayor’s choosing, the Lantern Trust and the Dorset Domestic Abuse Welfare Committee.
Hot and cold refreshments available, ice creams, cakes.
Come along with your cuddlies and your picnics and have a whale of a time…fun in the park.😁

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JULY

BAND IN THE PARK in Radipole Gardens

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Weymouth Concert Brass Band on Sunday 22nd July between 2-4pm.

Free entry

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AUGUST

1940’s BIG FUN DAY  Saturday 25th August Radipole Gardens

12noon-4pm

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A cracker of a day to mark our achieving stage I of the Heritage Lottery and a celebration of our park’s history.

Come along to find out our connection with US troops on the build up to D Day.

View a selection of WWII military vehicles and their crew, fascinating display of Weymouth in the 1940’s.

Chesil Radio will be joining us, celebrating their 3rd birthday and will be accompanied by some of the Weymouth Wildcats team and their super shiny steeds.

Stalls galore, fun and games, live music, hot and cold refreshments on site, something for everyone of all ages and all tastes.

Come dressed 1940’s style…might even be a few prizes going for the best

Come join us and help us celebrate.

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SEPTEMBER

ANNUAL AGM AND SOCIAL EVENING 

Wednesday 19th September  Centenary Club, Jubilee Way Weymouth.

7.30-9.30pm.

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Everyone is welcomed to our annual AGM and Social evening.

Find out what we’ve been up to this year and what’s in the pipeline for the future.

Followed by an evenings entertainment  provided by one of Weymouth’s well known celebrities, Mervyn Sharp.

He’s a record breaker, been a world renown channel swimmer, wrestler, water polo player to mention few. Mervyn certainly knows how to tell a tale!

Starts at 7.30pm at the Centenary Club in Jubilee Way;

Free parking and Free entry.

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OCTOBER

APPLE PRESSING IN THE COMMUNITY ORCHARD

Saturday 6th October in the Radipole Park Community Orchard

11am-2pm.

FREE entry.

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Come along to the Radipole Park community orchard and bring along your apples!

Big ones, little ones, sharp or sweet, off the tree and even fallers…they can all get scrunched in the press courtesy of the cider expert, Jon Orrell, and out oozes your delectable, golden liquid. (Of course, don’t forget containers to collect it in!

Open to everyone, its free to come and join us, even if only to watch the process.
Saturday 6th October in the Radipole Park Community Orchard between 11am and 2pm.
Hot and cold drinks available.

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HALLOWEEN HOOLIE AND CIDER APPLE PRESSING

27th October 2-5 in Radipole Gardens.

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Come along and bring your family. Lots of things to make, have a go at creating your own Halloween decorations. the first 20 children to arrive will receive a free pumpkin to carve, so make sure you’re early. Free entry and free fun.

Also including the postponed Cider apple pressing with Jon Orrell, so gather those crops, bring them along and get squishing! Don’t forget your containers to take it back home with you.

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NOVEMBER

HISTORIC TREASURE HUNT WALK

Further details to follow

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DECEMBER

CAROLS IN THE GARDENS

Further details to follow.

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