Queens 70th Platinum Jubilee

As it is the Queens 70th Platinum Jubilee next year the Friends will be working with the council to plant up the raised bed in the Home Front Garden in ‘Jubilee’ colours. We will be taking the Crown Jewels as a base and below are ideas for the plants. Silver plants for the Platinum and … Read more

Update: Beauchamps Nature Reserve

Two inline ponds have been dug out by the council, ready for planting with wildflowers.Both ponds are in existing water source areas, following the two ditches- just expanded at one end. The council are in discussions with Living Landscapes and Wickford Wildlife Society. This will attract more wildlife into the site.There will be permanent dams … Read more

Spring Bulb Planting

The ‘Friends’ have been busy over the last few weeks planting Spring Bulbs around the park.The main area has been the Heroes Arboretum and around the Memorial itself. We have planted approx 13,000 bulbs 2000 crocus and thalia in the Home Front Garden 1000 Daffodils at the Mount Road pedestrian entrance 3000 Daffodils around the … Read more

Walking Tour of the Park 17th November 11am

Autumn walking tour of the park on Wednesday 17th November at 11am.Starting at the Memorial Gates at Runwell Road. All Welcome to join us for a little history of the park and find out what the ‘Friends’ have been up to over the last year. All Welcome, please wear sturdy walking shoes, Should take approx … Read more

Spring Bulb Planting Sessions

We have Spring Bulb Planting sessions throughout November 2021 Wednesday 3rd November 9:30-11am Home Front GardenWednesday 10th November 9:30-11am Memorial by the Main GatesFriday 12th November 9:30-12pm Heroes Arboretum (Main Planting session with Virgin Media)Saturday 13th November 9:30-11am Mount Road EntranceWednesday 17th November 9:30-11am Area To be Decided All welcome, please wear old clothes and … Read more

Repainted Main Gates

The main gates at the Runwell Road entrance were repainted, along with the railings/fences over the bridge. Friends of the Wickford Memorial Park were joined with a Community team from Virgin Media and Kellys Communications (Virgin Media and Kellys Communications provided all the equipment, paint and scissor lift) to paint the gates and fences. The … Read more