February 11th, 2016
Great news! We are going to get forty two new trees for planting in Finsbury Park this year, thanks to Alex Fraser, Tree & Nature Conservation Manager. There’s a wide variety including Hop hornbeams, Trident maples, Black poplars, alders and limes. There is also a chance for us to plant an orchard so we are looking into suitable places for this. Volunteers will be welcomed to help with the planting of the trees, so we will post the dates on our website shortly.
After seeing a wonderful photo on Twitter of the old benches on the Avenue in Finsbury Park, we’ve been speaking to the Park Manager, Lewis Taylor with the idea of a starting a restoration project in the McKenzie Flower Garden area, which already has some of these original benches, now over one hundred years old. We’d like to restore the old benches and get some more replicas made, similar to these ones in Clissold Park.
We are working with Haringey Council to see if we can get funding for this. Other ideas in the McKenzie Flower Garden include a general tidy up, topiary idea, properly looked after flower beds, a quiet area for families, and a Victorian rose garden.
More updates soon!