Marginal Planting – Meadowsweet

Part 4 of the programme of marginal planting, in and around the lake edges, is underway to bring about an improved habitat, better bio-diversity, and a splash of colour and interest, whilst helping improve water quality. The fourth of the seven plants featured is the Meadowsweet and we will reveal the others here over the coming weeks.

Meadowsweet

Marginal Planting – Lesser Spearwort

Part 3 of the programme of marginal planting, in and around the lake edges, is underway to bring about an improved habitat, better bio-diversity, and a splash of colour and interest, whilst helping improve water quality. The third of the seven plants featured is the Lesser Spearwort and we will reveal the others here over the coming weeks.

Lesser Spearwort

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Marginal Planting – Purple Loosestrife

Part 2 of the programme of marginal planting, in and around the lake edges, is underway to bring about an improved habitat, better bio-diversity, and a splash of colour and interest, whilst helping improve water quality. The second of the seven plants featured is the Purple Loosestrife and we will reveal the others here over the coming weeks.

Purple Loosestrife

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Guided Tree Walks in the Park

A chance to join a fascinating guided tree walk in the park on Wednesday 5th May ! Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

tree walk poster

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Marginal Planting – Marsh Marigold

As part of the amazing lake transformation, a programme of marginal planting in and around the lake edges will shortly be underway to bring about an improved habitat, better bio-diversity, and a splash of colour and interest, whilst helping improve water quality. The first one of the seven plants featured is the lovely Marsh Marigold and we will reveal the others here over the coming weeks.


Marsh Marigold

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Postcard Competition

Enter our new Postcard design competition ! Boultham Park Lake Restoration Project are running an art competition for children and young people aged 5 to 18, inviting you to get creative and show people the area you want to live in the future. Our design a Postcard art competition aims to encourage young people to capture their hopes for local parks in the future.
Whether it’s covered in wind turbines and solar panels, or there aren’t any visitors dropping plastic wrappers – Maybe the lake is teeming with native wildlife and there are only bicycles parked in the carparks ?– we want you to paint, draw or design a piece of art that shows how you’d like your local park to look in the future.
The competition is a platform to raise awareness about the environmental issues important to you and to move others to take action through the creation of your work.
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Lost Features – The Lake

The second in a fascinating series of insights from BPAG Chairman Robert Pitchford explores the history of the Lake down the years.

Lost Features – The Lake

Easter Tree Video

Our latest ‘Crafty’ video from the talented Ranger Lisa – let us see your creations on the Easter theme….eggs, bunnies,bonnets or chicks …best ones will win a small prize from Lindsay’s large collection of chocolate eggs !

 

https://flic.kr/p/2kQ5mLz

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Thank You Lindsay – (and all our other volunteers)

There’s lots to celebrate in Boultham Park, and we can’t wait until everyone can get up close to explore all that the lake restoration project is delivering. We’ve had so many positive comments about the interpretation panels / public art which was recently installed, and we wanted to take the opportunity to acknowledge Lindsay Johnson.

As well as working for the project team, Lindsay also volunteers for the project, and as a volunteer she wrote the interpretation strategy and designed the interpretation panels and art sculptures that you can see now on the paths surrounding the lake. From the supporting strategy behind the themes and aims, to the materials used, the designs of the sculpture panels, the information on the lecterns and the images on those panels, to where they are sited and which way they face – Lindsay has driven the creation of the wonderful installations we can all now enjoy. This has involved huge skill, patience and many, many hours of hard work and grit. We are truly grateful.

Volunteering can take many forms. Our interpretation panels – one of which is on the theme of volunteering and ‘doing our bit’ – will stand as testament to that for generations to come.

Thank you to Lindsay, and thank you to all of our volunteers in Boultham Park and across the city. We salute you.

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Artwork on the Lake

 

The five artwork pieces have now landed by the edge of the lake – each piece has an information panel on a lectern next to it, providing interesting background on many facets of the park and lake through the years. Once the new footpaths open you will be able to see them close up on your walk around the lake. (Click on each panel to open a bigger image to read them)