As Easter approaches, Hove Park is bursting into flower. Drifts of daffodils and snowdrops are scattered throughout the park, and mauve, yellow and white crocuses encircle many of the trees. The beech trees which still retain their dry golden brown autumn leaves provide a contrast. The buds of the unusual foxglove trees in and near the playground are already prominent and will be followed by spectacular flowers.


The formal beds now require more maintenance and anyone wishing to help with the Friends' gardening session on the second and fourth Thursday afternoons of each month will be very welcome.


The Friends' 2015 programme of events commences at Easter. Following last year's successful Easter Egg Trail, we are back again for a second year. The trail will be held on Easter Monday, 6th April, starting from our stand outside the Hove Park cafe. It will begin at 11am with a last start time of 2pm and cost 50p per child. There will be a series of clues to discover all around the park with a creme egg prize for each child at the end. The stand will also have a display of photographs and other information.


Our next appearance is at the Martlets Carnival on Bank Holiday Monday where we are sharing a stall with the Rangers and the Friends of Three Cornered Copse. To complete a busy few weeks we will also be at the new Funk the Family Festival being held at the northern end of the park on Saturday May 30th.


Information about activities and events can be found on the group's web site http://www.friendsofhovepark.org. which provides links to other sites for further information about the park and its history. You can see many photographs of the park and its events on the website and on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/lovehovepark

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