Bournemouth Parks Foundation – March Events

Monday 2 March 2:00pm – 4:30pm Spring round the corner – Knyveton Gardens Pop round to the gardens to help with the continued improvements of this important neighbourhood park. Meet Knyveton Gardens, off Southcote Road/Frances Road, Springbourne BH1 3RY

Tuesday 3 March 11:00am – 12:30pm March in time – Kings Park Join us for our monthly health walk in one of the largest parks in town. Come and get some fresh air, meet new people and benefit your health. Led by Kate Rogers from BHLive and Mark Doney from Parks in Mind. Meet Kings Park, end of Gloucester Road junction with Kings Park Drive, Bournemouth BH7 6JD

Wednesday 4 March 10:00am – 2:00pm Tree cheers for spring – Shelley Park Wildlife-friendly tree planting in areas where we’ve removed rhododendron. Learn why and how to plant trees. Bring a packed lunch and enjoy this beautiful park by the sea. Meet Shelley Park, off Beechwood Avenue/Chessel Avenue, Boscombe BH5 1FG

Monday 16 March 2:00pm – 4:30pm Springbourne into action – Knyveton Gardens As well as today’s gardening chores, we’ll explore how you can continue to shape Parks in Mind. We’d love your views on what makes a good volunteer session as well as the perfect park. Bring your ideas and join us in the log circle for ‘tea at three’, a very special afternoon tea and chat. Meet Knyveton Gardens, off Southcote Road/Frances Road, Springbourne BH1 3RY

Tuesday 17 March 2:00pm – 4:30pm Getting muddy in March – Horseshoe Common Today we’re clearing silt, debris and litter from a section of one of the watercourses. Join us for some muddy larks to enhance the biodiversity and look of the common. Meet Horseshoe Common, opp. Bar Me, 134-136 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 1NL

Wednesday 18 March 10:00am – 2:00pm Just down the rhodie – Shelley Park We’re on the road to improving this local Boscombe park by removing invasive rhododendron. Come and join us for some fun wildlife conservation. Meet Shelley Park, off Beechwood Avenue/Chessel Avenue, Boscombe BH5 1FG

Monday 23 March 1:00pm – 2:00pm Qi Gong – Shelley Park With a mix of gentle movement and deep breathing come and enjoy these simple exercise classes. There is no right or wrong in this soothing, relaxing Tai chi style session with Jenny from Perfect Sound. Suitable for people new to Qi Gong. Bring a mat and blanket and wear comfortable loose clothing. Mats available. Meet Shelley Park, off Beechwood Avenue/Chessel Avenue, Boscombe BH5 1FG

Tuesday 24 March 2:00pm – 4:30pm Mud, sweat and shears – Horseshoe Common Another chance to help clear debris and trim back vegetation from the common’s watercourses and ditches. Meet Horseshoe Common, opp. Bar Me, 134-136 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 1NL

Wednesday 25 March 10:00am – 2:00pm Happy habitat enhancements – Shelley Park Bowsaws at the ready for more fun nature conservation in this beautiful park by the sea. Meet Shelley Park, off Beechwood Avenue/Chessel Avenue, Boscombe BH5 1FG

Monday 30 March 2:00pm – 3:00pm Mindfulness Monday – Knyveton Gardens A chance to gather in the log circle for some quiet springtime reflections. A gentle, guided mediation class led by Irena Beniston. Stay after for a calm cuppa and potter around the park. Meet Knyveton Gardens, off Southcote Road/Frances Road, Springbourne BH1 3RY

Monday 30 March 3:00pm – 4:30pm Good spring clean fun – Knyveton Gardens A tidy and clean around the park, sprucing it up for spring. Help tidy the entrances, clear the litter and get stuck into some much-needed weeding. Meet Knyveton Gardens, off Southcote Road/Frances Road, Springbourne BH1 3RY

Tuesday 31 March 2:00pm – 4:30pm The heart of Bournemouth – Mary Shelley Park A walk around the grounds surrounding St Peter’s Church in Bournemouth. Learn about the new landscaping plans and visit Mary Shelley’s tomb. Mary, the author of Frankenstein is buried here along with the heart of her husband, the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Mary’s parents, the radical philosopher William Godwin and early feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, share the same grave. Following our walk, feel free to stay to help remove rhododendron around the tomb to make space for wildlife-friendly trees and shrubs. Meet St Peter’s Park, Hinton Road, Bournemouth BH1 2EE

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