Radipole Park & Gardens
Welcome to the website for Weymouth’s Radipole Park & Gardens run by the Friends group of the park.
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And the Band Played On; Weymouth Concert Brass Band

I can't believe we are already over half way through the year! Summer is finally upon us, delicious warmth on face, birds music-making in the trees and it's time to drag out and brush off those picnic baskets. What better way to spend a hot summer's day than lying in the dappled shade of our willows, liquid refreshment in hand, those scrummy fresh scones, cream and jam just beckoning you from our tea tent...

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Potent Poisons and Perfection; The Radipole Friends off to Devon on their Annual Jolly.

The day of our annual Friends of Radipole Park and Gardens coach trip started with wall to wall sunshine. An excited group waited patiently for our coach to arrive, we were off to sunny Devon to visit two very different gardens. Once all were counted safely aboard off we set, our friendly coach driver, Alan introduced himself and did the usual safety talk that now seems obligatory on any means of transport. Time for just a quick comfort stop at Exeter services, chance of a cuppa and dash to the loos before  heading back to the coach and onwards to our first destination, Torre Abbey Gardens. Here we...

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Nurture Nature Reaps Benefits in Radipole Gardens

Keen to know what's happening in my surrounding area, I have to confess that I follow a lot of local Facebook groups. On one particular page there was an ongoing, somewhat heated, debate about why hadn't the council got out and cut the grass in community areas. As it so happened, a few days previous I had been sat opposite the lady who is in charge of the Weymouth parks and she was on the phone to someone who was also questioning why the grass cutters weren't out and about. She was patiently trying to explain that due to the prolonged spell of wet weather we had...

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A Walk in the Park

So fed up with the grey and gloomy days, it was literally a breath of fresh air to see the sun in the sky once more. Garbed in numerous layers of warm clothing it was time to venture forth and see what's happening down in the gardens. The first things that caught my eye were the little crocus braving the cold winds, though it maybe wasn't quite warm enough to persuade them to open fully. But as anyone knows...

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