Christmas Card Competition

Have your design featured on the years Boultham Park Christmas Cards!

This competition is open to everyone and the winning entries will form one of five Christmas Cards for 2021. Your entries should characterise ‘Christmas at Boultham Park’.

The five winners will each feature on one of the cars, which will be available for sale at the Boultham Park Cafe, and in addition receive a framed copy of their winning entry. The overall winner will receive £50 worth of vouchers for Bluebird Art and Crafts, Lincoln.

Entries can be a piece of art using any medium including photography. Your designs must be on A4 and have your name on the back. Please post your entries to: Room 538, City Hall, Beaumont Fee, LN1 1DD, or you can the send them via email to Boultham.Park@lincoln.gov.uk.

Crazy Paving Works

Crazy paving repair works will begin from 8th November at Boultham Park.

As part of the Boultham Park Restoration Works Phase 1, crazy paving was previously restored in the park.

However, following inspection by experts, both City of Lincoln Council and The National Lottery Heritage Fund were not happy with the finish and as a result, some of the crazy paving will now be lifted and relaid, whilst other areas will receive localised works.

There is no extra cost to this, however we do apologise for any inconvenience during the works.

Experts from the Heritage Fund explained: “The work was not originally carried out to the required quality and standard.

“The materials used, for example the mortar for bedding underneath and pointing in between the stones, was not of the right quality or type.

“There are low areas where puddles form and which do not drain properly in wet weather. The path surface is uneven in places which creates a trip hazard and makes the paths unsafe for some people.

“The paths were supposed to follow the original historical alignment but some sections were not set out correctly and do not tie in properly with surrounding ground levels and features.

“When the overall park restoration work was completed, The National Heritage Lottery Fund rejected this part of the work and advised the council that it would have to be redone, and so the contractor at the time was not paid for it. The work is not being done at extra cost because the original work was not paid for at the time.

“Since then, the poor quality materials and work is showing up more and more, and patch repairs have had to be carried out. More stones have become loose making the paths unsafe in some areas.

“The Heritage Fund requires this work to be re-done to so that the expected quality and standards of park restoration are achieved. We have been working with the council to agree what needs to be done and to find a good contractor who can put things right. When it is done, it means that the park restoration project will be fully finished and all the Heritage Fund requirements will be met.”

MapRun Lincolnshire

“The First Official MapRun Lincolnshire event will open on 6th November at Boultham Park and will be available for two weeks afterwards, so you have plenty of time to complete the courses and gain points towards the MapRun League… however, if you complete the course on the launch day, between 10am-1pm, then prizes will be given for the fastest course winners, and we will be on hand to provide support, free printed maps, and enjoy a social @ The Boultham Park Cafe where you can find out more about the club and pick up tips for your next event.”

Lincspirational Light Show 23rd October

On Saturday 23rd October from 5.30pm we invite you to come and experience the park like never before with an evening light show. The trees will be lit-up, art work will be projected accompanied by live music, and there will be a procession of lanterns to create a truly magical experience!

This is a free event and is open to everyone, we hope to see you there!

Lincspirational Plants Light Show Postponed

Unfortunately, due to Saturday evening’s likely bad weather, which is forecast to be heavy rain and high wind speeds, the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust’s Lincspirational Plants light show at Boultham Park has been postponed until 23 October.

The safety of our attendees, volunteers and the school children involved must come first and we apologise for the likely disappointment caused to the children who have put such hard work in to making their excellent lanterns, and to visitors who were looking forward to the event as much as we were.

Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you all there on the 23 October!

On Saturday 2nd October from 6pm we invite you to come and experience the park like never before, with an evening light show. The trees will be lit-up, art work will be projected accompanied by live music, and there will be a procession of lanterns to create a truly magical experience!

This is a free event and is open to everyone, we hope to see you there!

Boultham Park Colouring Book – Out Now !

This beautiful Limited Edition colouring book has been created by our resident artist Clare Bryan. The book is a pictorial journey through Boultham Park that tells the story of everyday Life here. Characterising the people, wildlife and history whilst narrating the story of what this park means to so many different people.

To get your copy visit Boultham Park Café or contact us at : Boultham.park@lincoln.gov.uk / Telephone 01522 873 607

Boultham Park Summer Fair

The Boultham Park Summer Fair is here! Join us on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th July for fun for all the family! Including a fun fair, craft stalls, fight factory wrestlers, as well as plenty of food and drink.

Marginal Planting – Yellow Flag Iris

Part 7 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 final plant featured is the Yellow Flag Iris.

Yellow Flag Iris

 

National Children’s Gardening Week

This starts on Saturday 30th May and we are running various activities and giveaways as part of our aim to provide fun and learning to the children visiting the park.

Free Wildflower seeds with postcards of the recent marginal planting will be availablewith every drink purchased from the Park Cafe all week.

 

national childrens gardening week

Marginal Planting – Wild Angelica

Part 6 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 sixth of the seven plants featured is the Wild Angelica and we will reveal the last one here shortly.

Wild Angelica