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Friends of Grosvenor & Hilbert Park

Events in and around Grosvenor & Hilbert Park

Thu 25th April 2019: 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Laurel and Bluebell Removal - Venue: Hilbert Woods

A Volunteer working day.

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Mon 29th April 2019: 2.30 - 4.30 pm

National Garden Week - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park
Suggested donation £1

Get green fingered by creating a wildflower seedbomb or a grass/cress head.

At the Hub.

Drop-in event.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Thu 2nd May 2019

Conservation Volunteer Day - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park

A joint KHWCP and TWBC volunteer working day.

Meet at the Hilbert Gates, wearing appropriate shoes & clothing.

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Sat 4th May 2019: 11.00 am - 4.30 pm

Stream Dip - Venue: Hilbert Woods
Booking essential.

Discover what lives in the iron-rich stream in the Park.

Ages 4+, children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Mon 6th May 2019: 12.00 - 5.00 pm

FoGH Family Fete - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park
Free event, but donations welcome.

Music & entertainment, bouncy castles, donkeys, food & drink.

Opening at 12pm with Mayor Len Horwood & TS Brilliant Sea Cadet Band.

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Thu 9th May 2019: 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Woodland Edge Management - Venue: Hilbert Woods

A volunteer working day.

Meet at the Hub, wearing appropriate shoes & clothing.

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Thu 16th May 2019: 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Weeding & Noticeboard Painting - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park

A volunteer working day.

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Sat 18th May 2019: 10.00 - 12.00

FoGH Dog Show - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park

The towns favourite dog show returns to Grosvenor and Hilbert Park.

  • Choice of classes to enter.
  • Basic agility course.
  • Refreshments.
  • On the lower football pitch.
  • £5 suggested donation.
     
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Sun 19th May 2019: 2.00 - 4.00 pm

Britain in Bloom: Plant a Basket - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park
Free event

Help FoGH plant the baskets by the Hub for the RHS It's Your Neighbourhood campaign.

Tools, plants & equipment provided, wear appropriate clothing.

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Thu 23rd May 2019: 7.00 pm

FoGH AGM - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park
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Thu 23rd May 2019: 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Bluebell Removal and Butterfly Survey - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park

A volunteer working day.

Meet at the Hub, wearing appropriate shoes & clothing.

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Mon 27th May 2019

Half Term Trail - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park

Bring a crayon and pick up a free rubbing trail from Table 8 to see different textures in the park.

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Tue 28th May 2019

Pond Dip - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park
Booking essential.

Discover the creatures in the wetland.

Ages 4+, children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Thu 6th June 2019: 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Conservation Volunteer Day - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park

A joint KHWCP and TWBC volunteer day

Meet at the Hilbert Road gates, wearing appropriate shoes & clothing.

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Sat 8th June 2019: 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Moth Blitz - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park

Join Ian Beavis from the Museum to identify moths caught overnight in a  local garden.

At the Hub.

Free drop-in event suitable for all ages.

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Tue 11th June 2019

Brilliant Butterflies - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park

Drop into the Hub to learn a bit more about Britain’s butterflies with crafts and a trail.

Free event, children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Fri 21st June 2019

Bioblitz 2019 - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park

Join Emma and local naturalist experts in identifying the species of wildlife living in Grosvenor and Hilbert Park in our very first Bioblitz!

This free event will involve variety of surveys to join in with over the day and a half, from pond dipping to meadow sweeping, to bird surveying and a bee walk (as well as many more!).

Look out for more information nearer to June, and email emma.peters@tunbridgewells.gov.uk for more information.

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Thu 27th June 2019

Great British Bee Count - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park

Join the conservation volunteers in an important mission to see which species of bee are in Grosvenor and Hilbert Park!

Free event, meeting outside the Hub at 10am.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear shoes suitable for a walk in the park.

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Sat 6th July 2019

National Meadows Bug Hunt - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park

Discover the wonderful mix of insects that can be found in our parks' meadows.

Find us in the meadow next to the Skate Park, drop by at any point to have a go at catching your own bugs.

Free drop in event, suitable for all ages, no booking required. Please wear closed-toed shoes.

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Mon 22nd July 2019

Paint The Park - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park

Paint a scene of your choice from the park and make a nature frame to take it home with!

Free event, booking essential – please email emma.peters@tunbridgewells.gov.uk to book.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Friends of Grosvenor & Hilbert Park

The Friends of Grosvenor & Hilbert Park (FoGH) was launched in 2011 to support the council bid for Heritage Lottery Funding.

This process is reaching it's conclusion as the Lottery funded work is completed and we will soon have the benefit of the best playground in Tunbridge Wells as well as a proper cafe and other major improvements to the park. During this period the Friends have gone from strength to strength promoting the use of the Park and organising events.

Grosvenor Park (also known as Grosvenor Rec) is the oldest public park in Tunbridge Wells opening in 1889 and extended to include Hilbert Park in 1931. With a diverse range of activities and wildlife habitats it is truly "The People's Park".

For more information see our About us page.

Spring Events 2019

There's always a lot going on in the park .

Some events have been organised by the Friends, some are Kent High Weald volunteer events and some are Lottery funded and have been organised by Community Engagement Officer Emma Peters.

Details are available on our events page and the full list is available as a PDF. Download this, print it and stick it on the fridge door.

 
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