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Volunteer with Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group

Green-fingered? Green-minded? If you’re looking for a volunteering position and like the idea of supporting the Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group (APGG), there might be something for you in the opportunities listed here.

Posted 08:08 Thursday, Apr 26, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group APGG

Nostalgic visit for Bernard

A trip to a 1930’s greenhouse brought back war-time memories for former gardener Bernard Mallion, writes Lynda Foy. The 91-year-old, who lives in Hollington, St Leonards, started work at Alexandra Park in Hastings when he was 16 in February 1941, and stayed there until 1943 when he joined the Royal Navy. 

Posted 18:29 Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 In: Home Ground Tags: Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group Bedford lorry Bernard Mallion Colin Foy Edwin Cherry Heritage Open Day HMS Ramillies Linda Foy

Heritage in Hastings

A piece of classic heritage will meet another one at Alexandra Park, Hastings, when a classic Bedford lorry built in 1934 arrives on Sunday, 10 Sept 10, to promote the park’s historic

Posted 10:56 Monday, Aug 21, 2017 In: Home Ground Tags: Alexandra Park Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group Heritage Open Day Linda Foy Linda Pearson London to Brighton Historic Commercial Vehicle Run Lovage

Ed Boxall pier workshop

Come along to a free family fun-day on Hastings Pier on Saturday 10 June. Local author and illustrator, Ed Boxall and Hastings Pier have teamed up to create a new children’s book about the Pier, which will be launched on the day. Ed will also be offering free storytelling workshops during the day. Annalise Elam from 

Posted 12:00 Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 In: Literature Tags: Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group Annalise Elam Dolly Parton Hastings Borough Council Hastings Town Singers Imagination Library Imagine Nation Karen Shute’s yoga. The Discovery Playground The White Rock Theatre

Alexandra Park hosts Mini Chelsea Fringe

A new gardening festival makes its debut in Hastings this weekend when the Mini Chelsea Fringe – the alternative garden festival – is held in Alexandra Park on Sunday. Also part of the event is a talk on parks on Friday evening. Nick Terdre reports, photos by Colin Foy.

Posted 16:15 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 In: Grassroots Tags: Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group Bohemia Walled Garden Association Brian Adams Chelsea Fringe Dina Tolton Ivy House Nursery Nick Hennessey Nick Terdre Rotherview Nursery Three Oaks Travis Elborough Wobblies

Secret walled garden

Visitors can discover the secrets of a hidden garden when the international Chelsea Fringe Festival comes to Hastings in May. Members of the Bohemia Walled Garden Association (BWGA) will celebrate the growing success of their community project on Sunday, 21 May, when they use their annual open day to host Fringe events. Lynda Foy reports.

Posted 17:18 Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 In: Home Ground Tags: Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group Anna Locke Ben Fiarlight Edwards Bohemia Walled Garden Association Colin Foy Linda Foy Mary Dawson Mini Chelsea Fringe

Chelsea Flower Fringe to Hastings

A festival of flowers, gardens and gardening will spread its roots to Hastings next month (May), when the Chelsea Fringe arrives in town with a day in Alexandra Park and a talk from author, Travis Elborough. Report by Lynda Foy, photos by Colin Foy.

Posted 22:18 Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 In: Home Ground Tags: A Walk In The Park Alexandra Park Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group Chelsea Fringe Linda Foy The Beacon Travis Elborough

Ironwork in the park

Blacksmiths have started a three-month project to help an historic greenhouse start a new, working life. Ben Crosthwaite and Tobias Cobrin are cleaning, painting or replacing cast iron and steel  parts on the structure at Alexandra Park, Hastings, so that its ventilation  windows can function again. Lynda Foy writes.

Posted 16:10 Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 In: Home Ground Tags: Alexandra Park Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group Linda Pearson Lynda Foy Over Wrought Forge Tesco's Bags of Help Tobias Cobrin
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