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Celebrating 10 years

Bohemia Walled Garden: 10 year celebration

In 2009, a group of local people discovered a hidden jewel underneath brambles and weeds in Summerfields Wood and over the next 10 years, they turned it into a thriving community garden. Chairman John Freedman writes.

Fairlight Hall

Open Days at Fairlight Hall Gardens

The second of three Open Days at Fairlight Hall Gardens takes place on 20 July, allowing visitors to experience the beautiful gardens during the flourishing summer season.

Posted 18:24 Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 In: Nature
Image: Planeta.com

World Listening Day 2019

You are invited to participate in World Listening Day 2019, an annual global event held every 18 July. 

Posted 19:23 Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 In: Nature
Short-snouted seahorse. Copyright Joelle GUYOT.

Added protection for Hastings’ marine life

In July 2018, Erica Smith and Nick Terdre wrote for HOT about the consultation for deciding on future Marine Conservation Zone designations. The designation in question, named Beachy Head East, has now been confirmed as of 31 May 2019. The area stretches from Eastbourne to Hastings Pier, going out into the Channel just beyond the Sovereign lighthouse – an excellent local spot for divers. Anton Hack of Biodiversity Hastings writes.

Posted 10:43 Friday, Jun 14, 2019 In: Nature
Photo A Jobson

East Hill Greenway walk to Fire Hills

Last Saturday, (1 June) local resident and artist, Amanda Jobson, walked the Hastings Greenway route through the East Hills. Here’s her account of the experience. 

Posted 17:31 Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 In: Nature
Beccy McCray

‘When The Oak Spoke’

‘When The Oak Spoke’ is a socially engaged art commission led by local visual artist, Beccy McCray for Wadhurst Culture: a community arts charity in Wadhurst in East Sussex. This year-long project reveals invisible forms of woodland communication and gives trees a voice – especially the oak, an important symbol of Wadhurst. 

Paddle boarding

The moon, the sea and the tides

Living in Hastings most of us love the sea – either to look at, appreciate the light, the sun and the moon shining on the sea.  And be in it. And now it is a wonderful sight on a still sunny morning or evening seeing people taking to the sea, swimming, paddle-boarding, kayaking and kite surfing. But how much do people really know about the marine environment?

Posted 11:43 Wednesday, May 1, 2019 In: Nature Tags: , , ,
Wallemi pine

Rare new tree for Alexandra Park

A wollemi pine, an historic tree, has been planted in Alexandra Park in Hastings, a green space that is renowned for its collection of trees, both rare and common. Over 2000 trees of about 400 different kinds (including forms and cultivars) grow in the park, and there are more in the adjacent woods.

Posted 13:43 Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 In: Nature Tags: , ,
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