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Radipole Park under Construction…1920’s-1930’s.

Radipole park and gardens is probably one of the 'newer' recreational areas in Weymouth. It was constructed between the two World Wars, at a time when when the country was suffering from economic depression and the accompanying high unemployment. The government of the day had set out loans to those councils that wanted to avail themselves of them to complete public works at very favourable rates. Weymouth grasped this opportunity with both hands and set to expanding it's land. A problem that had thwarted the town for centuries, because Weymouth, or Melcombe Regis of old, was basically built out on a sand spit. Surrounded by the sea on one...

Powerful words…Powerful Memories; Holocaust Day 2018

Our local parks and gardens, besides being somewhere that gives us great pleasure, they can also provide us with a wealth of memories. Some are happy, some may be sad, but some hold very powerful messages for those who visit. So it is for Radipole Gardens who will be holding their annual Holocaust Memorial Day on Friday January 26th. In our gardens, standing tall and straight is a Holocaust Memorial Tree, donated by local resident, Tony Hamm. Each year people from all walks of life and faiths gather together around it to remember not only those lives lost or affected affected by such atrocious acts of barbarism under...

The Quirky Bits…Fallen trees Find a New Life.

It's funny how sometimes something sad turns into something that becomes much loved and appreciated. So it was with one of the grand old trees in the gardens. Having reached the end of her life, there was nothing for it, she had to be felled. But being of a fair size (and costly to move), it was decided to leave her just where she landed. Now she wears a...

Welcome to Radipole’s Weeping Willows

Welcome to the website for Weymouth’s Radipole Park & Gardens run by the Friends group of the park. This is the hub for all manner of information about our beautiful open space, from what’s happening in the park and gardens to a list of events taking place. Photographs taken of our stunning gardens in all their glory…and some of those that tell it’s story. Radipole gardens are renown for their wonderfully gnarled weeping willows that drape the pathways, flickering with light and shade in the summer months. Over the years, many a wedding party have posed for their photos here under their weighty boughs. Maybe you were one of...

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