Volunteers are welcome to join Friends of Millhouses Park on Saturday 14 May 10-2pm. We will be digging, weeding, sowing wild flowers seeds and planting herbs in the Sensory Garden between the tennis courts and the bowling green. Tools and gloves can be supplied but better to bring your own, particularly forks. Children very welcome.
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As Autumn sets in we have a a couple of upcoming events in the park.
Firstly, on Sunday 11 October, 10.00-12.00, we will be undertaking a clean up with the Rangers. The Rangers will be supplying any necessary equipment – meet at the cafe at 10.00 to join in.
Secondly, on Saturday 7th November, 10.00-12.00, we will be Autumn gardening. We will clear and dig over the Sensory Garden and herbaceous border. Tools supplied but bring your own forks, secateurs and gloves if you can.
Again, meet at the cafe at 10.00 to join in.
All help is welcome at both events, it would be great to see some fresh faces, come along and meet us, don’t be shy!
For further information please email email@example.com.
Millhouses Gala in aid of Macmillan
Saturday the 18th July will see the Millhouses Gala in aid of Macmillan in the Park. Friends of Millhouses Park will be running our ever-popular duck races on the day in support of MacMillan. Races will be on the hour from 11 while 3. Hope to see you there!
Summer Clean Up Success
Thanks to everyone who participated in the clean up; it was good to see such a great turn out. Together We collected 20 bags of litter and pulled up some of the rampant balsam, leaving the park and river looking pristine. The issue of dog owners not cleaning up after their pets remains a big problem. We urge all to help keep the park clean and safe for everyone.
Summer Clean Up
Friends of Millhouses Park have organised a park clean up on Sunday 21st June 10-12. Meet at cafe at 10. Rangers will be present and all sacks, litter pickers and gloves will be supplied. All volunteers welcome.
Milly Jam 2015
Milly Jam is back on the 6th June 2015 courtesy of your friendly neighbourhood regulars with the backing of Friends of Millhouses Park.
Registration from 10am, more details here!
100 new plants have been planted into the sensory garden, including purple sage, geranium, knautia, geum and lavender. The chocolate vine growing over the arch looks and smells wonderful!
Planting in the Sensory Garden
Six Friends of Millhouses Park volunteers and two-year-old Freddy have planted up the sensory garden octagon with herbs kindly donated by Ferndale Garden Centre. Wild flower seeds, donated by Pictorial Meadows of Manor Oaks Farm, were sown alongside the entrance path to the sensory garden. Many thanks to both organisations.
Volunteers needed and welcome to help Friends of Millhouses Park with sowing wild flower seeds and tidying the herbaceous border. Thursday 7th May, 10-12, meet at the cafe.
Spring Bird Watching Walk Saturday 25th April
Saturday 25th April, meet at 8:00am at the foot of the steps into Millhouses Park from Archer Road.
The gentle walk will take us through Millhouses Park and back through part of Ecclesall Woods and will last about two hours. This is the time of year when bird song is at its best and many of the summer migrants will be back in our area. In previous years we’ve seen or heard up to 30 species during the walk. All are welcome and there are binoculars available for participants to borrow.