Friends of Wallace Park

Latest News and Photographs:

September 2020

Richard has finished painting the numerals on the sun clock. It looks great. Well done Richard.

finished sun clock  

 

July 2020

You can now see the newly-painted parts of the sun clock. We have completed the British Summertime arc and the month JUL. It'll soon be August, so Richard will have to get out the paintbrushes again.

sun clock July

June 2020

Despite the Lockdown, individual members of the Friends have been tidying up around the park.

planting bench

March 2020

saplings

Our pack of 400 saplings from the Woodland Trust has arrived. The pack includes hazel, blackthorn, crab apple, dog rose, elder and rowan.

Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus lockdown, we were unable to hold our community planting day. The saplings are now safe in a Friend's allotment and will stay there until the autumn.

 

November 2019

As part of the Woodland Trust's Big Climate Fightback, Friends of Wallace Park planted an oak tree in the park.

Ten years ago, Alison planted an acorn. Look at it now!

Richard starts the hole for its new home.

Everyone joins in to help.

The 'Duncan Oak' is planted.

There will be more planting to be done in the spring ...

 

 

September 2019

Planting crocuses around the sun clock. Thanks to Glenfarg and Duncrievie In Bloom for the donation of the bulbs.

crocus crocus

We are all hard at work filling in funding applications. Our target is £190K. Can you help in any way? Then please contact us.

August 2019

Having weeded the Sun Clock several times over the summer, it was decided to renovate it completely with landscaping fabric and gravel. The clock stones have been scrubbed and Gillian will paint in the numbers and the months.

The gravel is delivered.

The fabric is positioned.

This is fun! Just like dressmaking.

A convoy of wheelbarrows and then we start spreading.

Looking good. It was definitely worth all the effort.

 

August 2019

Glenfarg was hit by storms this summer. The council need to know if any damaged branches are in a dangerous state, so the Friends played their part by getting in touch with their contacts at Greenspace.

 

July 2019

We have the plans from the PKC Landscape Architect! For your information, they are posted on our noticeboard at the Elm Row entrance to the park. We are also showing them at this year's Glenfarg Gala.

 

4th June 2019

We have the results of our Park Photo Competition. And the winner is . . . . Sarah Wilkins!

 

Sarah receiving her prize from Councillor Callum Purves.

27th April 2019

A rather wet Volunteers Day, but thanks to the Tennis Club for letting us use the pavilion.The kids had a great time painting stones (given to us by Websters) and they are now displayed on the cairn.

11th August 2018

Our first Volunteers Day! Thanks to In Bloom for giving us a hand. We managed to clear lots of neglected areas and the kids had great fun making bug houses.

Pruning back the philadelphus and clearing the undergrowth, so that you can get through the gate.

 

Look what the kids made out of the the spare material that you brought down to the park.

June 2018

We take a stall at the Glenfarg Fete, to show people our proposals and collect feedback.