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Bandstand Garden

Bandstand Garden

At the end of Figgy slope (from Figgy Garden), we are starting to create a new garden, the Bandstand Garden. It will centre around the gloomy raised seating area, once a band stand (Tim Harrison from the Good Life seem to think so and is looking for evidence for this.) I’ve just come across this interesting paper from local historian, Dr David Kennedy about what he has uncovered about the bandstand on Queen’s Promenade.

As a first step we cleared quite a bit of undergrowth, brambles and dead shrubs. The Surbiton Farmers’ Market has made a kind donation which will be put to good use here. I love a good hashtag so putting it out there now – use #bandstandgardenqpf if you take any pictures of progress so that I can start to collate them.

The two flowerbeds had their first planting on volunteer afternoon on Wednesday 4 October 2023.

Our next big project – the Bandstand Garden