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7 days ago

The lovely Friends of Marine Gardens gave us some spare red hot pokers, which we planted in the warm sunshine this morning. Thank you FoMG! πŸ€— ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

This morning Denton Gardens was really beautiful for our monthly Saturday task day. We had a busy session weeding and delicious coffee and tea courtesy of our friends at Coast. Friends of Denton Gardens are currently applying for funding to replant the beds where the phormiums were. This project seeks to rejuvenate the Sunken Garden in Denton Gardens by replanting the existing flower beds with a new planting scheme. The Sunken Garden is a key feature of the Gardens having existed since these ornamental seaside Gardens were gifted to the people of Worthing in 1922.A local garden designer has generously created a new planting scheme, with coast tolerant plants offering softness, colour, movement, openness, and year-round interest. The Sunken Garden beds are on 2 levels. The higher beds will be planted with low maintenance, wildlife friendly perennials flowering successionally from May-October, and grasses, with their seed-heads remaining into the winter. The plants will be at a height that can be seen over, making the space feel open and integrated with the rest of the gardens. Each of the four small lower beds will be turfed for picnicing and planted with a small native specimen tree (donated), positioned to maintain the view through the Gardens. The central β€˜old pond bed’ will be planted with wildflowers.FoDG gardeners meet every 10-12 Wednesday morning and the last Saturday morning of the month. We really welcome newcomers, no gardening experience necessary. Why not come and join us? ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

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3 weeks ago

Let's welcome our new members:Wendy Fry ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Denton Gardens were looking beautiful today. Longer, brighter days are coming. 🌞 ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Let's welcome our new members:Pauline Stanway ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

We know how we are gonna vote 😁 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Tomorrow will be our final task morning this year. πŸͺ΄There’s still much to do, so if you can join us, even for an hour, you’d be very much appreciated - and offered seasonal cake and coffee. Every little helps. Thank you for your support over the past challenging times. With your help we have succeeded in having the Gardens recognised and cherished, and preserved from aggressive commercialisation. We wish all our Friends of Denton Gardens a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful and Safe New Year. See you in 2023. πŸ₯³ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pleased to see a greater spotted woodpecker in the gardens this morning. Never seen one there before in my 34 years of walking through the gardens ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Let's welcome our new members:Paul Bushby ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Let's welcome our new members:Tom Bushby ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Let's welcome our new members:Paul Goodall,Matt Hatch ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Very cold and frosty in the Gardens this morning. The sundial was one hour fast. πŸ€“ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Another glorious morning to tidy up two of the catnip beds. Before and after. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

If you’ve strolled through the sunken garden in the last 24 hours you may be wondering why it looks more like a bomb site than a genteel, historic, green oasis. So what’s going on?Well, it’s the next phase in our plan to replant the area to make the space more open and friendly by removing the phormiums. Phormiums offer comparatively little by way of benefit to nature, and had become too dominant in the space, creating hiding places which can encourage anti-social behaviour.Our new planting concept employs coast tolerant plants that will offer softness, colour, movement and openness, with year-round interest. The plants will be low maintenance and attractive to wildlife, with a mix of grasses and perennials, and at a height that can be seen over, to make the space feel inviting and integrated with the rest of the gardens. This is an extension of the scheme we have already started planting around pergola.In the short term the lower level beds will be turfed, creating space for families to play, picnic and socialise, while we are busy fundraising to get all the beds planted up over the next few seasons.If you are willing and able to help us in this endeavour there is a donate button on our website [www.friendsofdentongardens.org/](www.friendsofdentongardens.org/) or keep an eye on our Facebook page for forthcoming events. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Let's welcome our new members:Jenny Ellis ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Before and after a couple of hours. Still more work to be done on this bed. There’s an invasive deep rooted plant there called Bear’s Breeches (!) which we have been struggling to dig out. Great exercise! ... See MoreSee Less
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