Preparing for Queen’s Park Gardens’ Festival

DSCN4434.jpgWe’re opening the Wildlife Area for everyone to enjoy on Saturday. You can meet some of the regular gardeners, pick up information and have a look at what we’re doing. We may even have something fun for the kids to do.

The Cheeky Rascals Childminders Group have also made some fun contributions to area but out latest project has been the Grand Marigold Bug Hotel. This project has been close to the heart of the main driving force of the Friends group, Ray. He sourced most of the materials and even found a lovely container which we have made into a roof terrace for the hotel.

Last weekend, we were finally able to plant it in preparation for everyone to see it during the Festival.

Due to the kindness of a donation from the head gardener at the Royal College of Physician Garden of Medicinal Plants we were able to fill it with wonderful indigenous flowers that will attract bees, bugs and butterflies.

Ray has also spread some more bark in the hotel area to make it easier to walk around.