Thursday, 11 September 2014

Green Flag Award

For the third year running Marie Louise Gardens has been awarded Green Flag status. This is a nationally recognised award which promotes excellence in green spaces.

For more information please visit their website:-

Updated Tidy-up Sessions List

The dates for tidy-up sessions for September and October are:-

Sat 13th Sept, 11:00 - 1:00  
Wed 24th Sept 6:00 - 7:00 
Sat 18th Oct, 11:00 - 1:00  
Wed 29th Oct 6:00 - 7:00  Cancelled

Please feel free to join the Friends for all or part of these sessions and do as much or as little as you feel able.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Friends of Marie Louise Gardens ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The next AGM of the Friends will take place at 7.30pm (please note correct time!) Tuesday 8th july at the

Holt Pavilion,
Didsbury Park, 
Sandhurst Road, 
M20 5LS

All members of the Friends are welcome to attend as well as those with an interest in the park who would like to join the Friends. Please come along and contribute to the long-term future of Marie Louise Gardens.

Park 'Tidy-up Sessions'

The first 'Tidy-up Session' took place on @8th May at 6.00pm.

These sessions are open to anyone with a spare hour on the second Saturday at 11.00am or last Wednesday at 6.00pm of each month to come along to Marie Louise Gardens and help with general maintenance, weeding, pruning, tidying and anything else that might need doing. Colin Evans of South Manchester Parks Dept. will provide tools and members of the MLG committee will always be present. Some light refreshments will be available. So, don't be afraid - come and do as much or as little as you want or even just sit and supervise!

Obviously, the City Council is still responsible for regular 'heavy-duty' maintenance - grass cutting, major tree works and upkeep of paths etc.

The proposed dates for these sessions up to the end of August are:-

Sat June 14th 11.00am
Wed 25th June 6.00pm
Sat 12th July 11.00am
Wed 30th July 6.00pm
Sat 16th Aug 11.00pm
Wed 27th Aug 6.00pm

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Easter Egg Hunt - a few photos

The Easter Egg Hunt was well attended by local children and their parents. Colin Evans organised the clues and awarded the eggs to all those who got all the answers correct.
Hope to see even more local people at our next event on Saturday 12th July!

Monday, 17 March 2014

Easter Egg Hunt

For all those at a loose end on Wednesday 16th April (young and old) why not come along and take part in Friends of MLG Easter Egg Hunt! 10.30am Start!

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Activity Day Sat 8th February

Despite yet another bad weather forecast, members of Friends of MLG committee and a number of local residents and families turned out on a breezy morning last Saturday.
Colin Evans conducted a bird box building masterclass. Others set about cleaning the mosaic sundial, sweeping leaves to fill the newly installed composters and cleaned benches as well as creating habitat piles from fallen branches.

We hope to be holding similar events in the coming months, so keep checking the website for more news!

Please scroll down the selection of photos below:-

Friday, 31 January 2014

Winter Warmer Activity Day in the Gardens, Saturday 8th Feb 2014 11.00am

The friends are organising an activity day from 11.00am - 2.00pm on Saturday 8th Feb.

Activities will include:
Nestbox building,
Compost Gathering,
Plant Swap - Please bring potted up cuttings and other house or garden plants to swap,
General tidying and cleaning in the park.

Refreshments and Tools provided.

Bring yourself, friends and family!