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”.

Working Party: 11 March 2015

The first Friends of Jubilee Gardens Ely working party of 2015 will be on Wednesday 11th March.

Anyone is welcome to join us from 9.30 am, by the bandstand, and we usually finish at about 12 noon. Most tools are provided, but it’s helpful if you can bring a trowel and/secateurs.

We hold working parties on the second Wednesday of each month – dates as follows:

8th April, 13 May, 10 June, 8 July, 12 August, 9 September, 14 October and 11 November 2015

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Working Party Volunteers

The Friends of Jubilee Gardens Ely hold regular Working Parties from 9.30 am on the second Wednesday of each month from April through to October.  Why not join in the fun and give us a helping hand?  (If I rains we simply go to the following week, as the Council team work in the Gardens every Wednesday and always appreciate an extra pair of hands or two).

Our happy band of volunteers give their time and energy, helping the Council team in Jubilee Gardens Ely.  This works especially well as “the boys” do all the heavy work and take away the piles of debris in their trucks, so that we can concentrate on weeding and planting.


Two Successful New Projects in Jubilee Gardens Ely!

I’m delighted to report that we have now completed two exciting new projects to further improve Jubilee Gardens in 2014-:)

The new raised flower bed is now in situ as you enter the Gardens from Broad Street and is looking rather wonderful, having being planted up with alpines during our Working Party earlier this month – many thanks to our volunteers. The alpines add to the diversity of the gardens whilst providing a colourful display for the enjoyment of all our visitors, including wheelchair and buggy users.


A curve of new seating has been installed close to the Eel, where the Portuguese Laurel will provide a lovely shaded area for our visitors when the hot Summer weather arrives!


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