Happy New Year 2016

Thank you to all the Council Gardeners and Friends of Jubilee Gardens Ely Committee Members and volunteers, who make the gardens so beautiful to stroll through.

Here’s to a blooming good year ahead :)


End of Season Working Party

Six members of the Friends of Jubilee Gardens Ely worked together on Wednesday 11th November in the Sensory Garden at this year’s last official Working Party.

The morning was warm and sunny; much weeding and bramble removal took place together with the planting of primroses, forget-me-nots and scented tulip bulbs. Two council members removed a couple of large overgrown Hebe shrubs adjoining the Scented Garden.

All work stopped at 11 am to observe two minutes silence to remember The Fallen.

November Working Party

November Working Party

Working Party Success

Happy Workers

Thank you so much to the 8 cheerful volunteers who came along to our Working Party in Jubilee Gardens on the morning of 14th October!

The sunny, autumnal morning encouraged us to do some heavy pruning and ground clearance in the Scented Garden.  This opened up an area which was planted with Perovskia, Bergenia, ornamental grasses and Sarcocoocca.  Sadly, a heavy shower of rain brought an end to our enthusiasm after an excellent morning’s work.

We’re all looking forward to seeing how it looks next year -:)

Successful First Working Party of the Year :)

Enthusiastic Working Party Volunteers

Enthusiastic Working Party Volunteers

Thank you to all the volunteers, who supported our Working Party in Jubilee Gardens last Wednesday, 11th March.

The weather was fine and volunteers helped the council team transplant iris and daffodils from an area at the Broad Street end, to be grassed over soon.

The next working party will be on Wednesday 8th April between 9.30 am and mid-day.  Hope to see you there!!

Cornish Cream Tea, Saturday 11th July

With grateful thanks to our host, Wendy Powell, tickets are now available for our annual Cornish Cream Tea event!!

Venue:  47 Downham Road, Ely

Time: 3 – 5 pm

Date:  Saturday 11th July 2015

Tickets:  £5 each, available from Wendy Powell, 47 Downham Road, Ely, Cambs. CB6 1 AQ (please remember to enclose a stamped addressed envelope).

Looking forward to seeing you there:)

May 2015 Spring Bank Holiday Celebrations

Sunday 3rd May – 10 am: The Ely Ribe Association is celebrating 60 years of twinning with Ribe this year and we have agreed to plant a tree to commemorate this special event.  Danish and Ely representatives from the Twinning Association will unveil a plaque for the Spring flowering tree.

Monday 4th May – 11.30 am:  We will be hosting our traditional May Day dancing display underneath the Bandstand Canopy.  We are indebted, as always, to Katherine Marshall and her talented pupils who give up their Bank Holiday Monday morning to give us a marvellous concert in aid of Jubilee Gardens.

Friends of Jubilee Gardens AGM – 25 March 2015

The Friends of Jubilee Gardens Ely AGM will be held at 7.30 pm on 25th March in St Peter’s House, next to St Peter’s Church in Broad Street, Ely.

The AGM will be followed by an illustrated talk, by Mike Tuplin, about “opening a garden under the National Open Garden scheme”.

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