A human sundial for the park

sundialA very generous local resident has recently sponsored the installation of a human (or “analemmatic“) sundial in the middle of the lavender garden.

It is set to GMT so, on a sunny day, go and stand on the correct month, as marked on the central stone, and see if your shadow gives an accurate time reading (in summer, your shadow will be a hour ahead!).

We are delighted by this fascinating addition to the park and are very grateful to the Wells family for their inspired idea.

New pergola planting

pergola-roseWe are extremely grateful to Tommy Candler and Alan Plaistowe who planned, sourced and paid for the new planting of the Pergola in the lavender garden area. A carefully chosen range of roses and wisteria will, before long, restore the Pergola to its former glory.

We look forward to the air being filled with the scent of these beautiful roses.