FoAP at Chorley Flower Show

As we have already said, it’s Chorley Flower Show this coming weekend, the 27th and 28th in Astley Park. We are really looking forward to seeing you all.

Enter our Flower Show Raffle to win an original painting by a local artist.

The artist as produced this painting using alcohol inks. It is a colourful, contemporary, floral painting.

Tickets will be on sale during the show at The Friends of Astley Park Stand at £1 for a strip of 5 tickets. Find us on stand No. 35 on the main driveway, look out for our flag.

The draw will take place at 4pm on Sunday 28th July at The Friends of Astley Park stand.

CLICK HERE to find out more about the flower show.

Chorley Flower Show 2019

This coming weekend, July 27th and 28th, Chorley Flower Show returns for a fifth year held in our glorious Astley Park and it promises to be bigger and better than ever.

CFS-Web-banner-2019The Friends of Astley Park will be there on both Saturday and Sunday. Our stand is located on the main path through the park, past the Craft Stalls, just before you cross the dam at the front of the lake to get across to the Astley Hall side.


CLICK HERE to find out more about the flower show.

FoAP_FlowerShowLook out for our flag and come in for a chat, we’ve got loads to show you.


Work on the Sensory Garden

Maintenance was done on the Sensory Garden on Saturday 18th May.

Twelve of our members were hard at work doing a general tidy up and planting two honeysuckles. Denise and Keith assembled two obelisks to put over the honeysuckles for the plants to climb up.

If you think you would like to help us in the future please contact us using the Contact FoAP tab at the top of the page or come along to one of our Members Meetings at Chorley Town Hall. See when our next meeting is – CLICK HERE

New 2019 dates for your diary

Hi everyone, we have finally updated our calendar of events for 2019.

Please CLICK HERE to take you to the page or see ‘Important Dates’ in the ‘About FoAP’ dropdown tab on the home page.

Just a quick reminder that we will be working in the park on Saturday morning, 26th January meeting at 9.30am at the Coach House doing a river clean and litter pick. Come say hello if you are out and about.

Finally, our first Members Meeting of the new year will be held at Chorley Town Hall next Tuesday, 29th January at 6.30pm. Please feel free to come along and see what we are all about.

Happy New Year – 2019

Well, that winter hiatus was over very quickly, it’s 2019 and our first outdoor activity of the year happens this Saturday, 12th January.

We are hoping to plant up a quantity of daffodil bulbs in the woodland area where some undergrowth clearance of Rhododendrons has taken place. We will be meeting at the usual spot, 9.30am at the Coach House courtyard before making our way down to do the planting. We hope to see you there.

Our first Members Meeting of the year takes place on Tuesday 29th January at the Town Hall at 6.30pm. We will also be publishing our full diary of events over the next week or so so keep checking back the the website.

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St Laurence’s Christmas Tree Festival

Well, what a busy year we as a group have had in 2018.

As the year draws to an end and Christmas fast approaches the Friends of Astley Park have sponsored a Christmas Tree at St Laurences Church Christmas Tree Festival, open 10am to 4pm on Saturday 15th and 12noon to 4pm on Sunday 16th December. Any money collected will go to the Woodland Trust.

We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year.

Keep a look out on the website for us publishing new dates for both meetings and park activities for 2019 as soon as we have them.

Until then, enjoy the break, get rested because the work starts all over again once winter is out of the way. See you all soon.

From all at FoAP

General Maintenance – Saturday 15th September

This coming Saturday is our next scheduled day for work in the park.

There is quite a lot of work needing to be done to tidy up the Sensory Garden – weeding, pruning etc. If any members can help out there could you please bring implements with you such as fork, spade, hand fork or trowel, secateurs, trug or bucket and if possible a black bin liner for rubbish.

Hope to see you there.