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Balsam Bash – This Saturday, 3rd August

Although it is not on our programme of events it is thought that an extra day clearing some more balsam would be prudent so we will be meeting this coming Saturday morning the 3rd August at the Coach House at 9.30am.

Please come along if you are available.

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Chorley Flower Show – Thank You

Well, what a weekend. After a week of record breaking heat when it came to the weekend the temperature dropped and the rain came but it didn’t dampen the spirit of the people of Chorley who came down to Astley Park in their droves for the Chorley Flower Show.

We were there both days meeting a greeting people on our Friends of Astley Park stand, giving out information on the projects we have worked on in the park, looking to gain new members and selling raffle tickets for the beautiful, contemporary, floral painting that was done and donated by one of our members.

The draw took place in the main exhibitors marquee at 4pm on Sunday and was performed by none other than Martin Fish, experienced gardening consultant, media personality and writer. The name drawn out was Judith Schmitz so congratulations, the painting is yours to keep.

Finally we would like to thank everyone who took time to come a visit us during the show, to all the exhibitors that made the show what it was and to Chorley Council for organising and staging such a great event, roll on next year.

 

Chorley Flower Show 2019 – Sunday

Tomorrow, Sunday July 28th  Chorley Flower Show continues in our glorious Astley Park.

Gates open at 10am and the show closes at 5pm.

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

**Due to last minute change, not of our doing, our stand position has now changed. If approaching from the main park entrance it is now the first stand on the left of the main path, just look for the FoAP flag.

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.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Chorley Flower Show 2019 – **UPDATE

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

Gates open at 10am and the show closes 5pm until Sunday morning when we do it all over again.

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 before you cross the dam at the front of the lake to get across to the Astley Hall side.

**Due to last minute change, not of our doing, our stand position has now changed. If approaching from the main park entrance it is now the first stand on the left of the main path, just look for the FoAP flag.

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.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

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.

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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.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Reminder of Members Meeting – July

Just a quick reminder that there is a Members Meeting tomorrow evening, 23rd July, 6.30pm at Chorley Town Hall.

All are welcome, come along and see what up and coming projects are going on in Astley Park. You may wish to join us and become a member of the Friends.

We hope to see you there.

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