News & Views
Keep up to date with all the latest news and developments at the People’s Garden, and check out the articles and stories posted on the blog. If you want to send us your own article, we’d love to hear from you!
Edward Kemp Community Garden’s 10th Anniversary
On Wednesday the 30th of March, the Edward Kemp Community Garden had a double celebration. Firstly the 10th birthday of the garden, postponed for a year because of Covid restrictions. The second reason was celebrating a grant from the Duchy of Lancaster.
Birkenhead Park set for 175th anniversary celebrations
We are launching this new, dedicated website to coincide with a year-long programme of activities in celebration of the park’s 175th anniversary, which will start in April this year.
Birkenhead Park’s Conception and Opening
Birkenhead Park has a rich and colourful history since its opening on Monday 5th April 1847. Seen as the forerunner of the Parks movement, Birkenhead Park has acted as the inspiration and template for countless other urban parks across the UK, Europe and North America.
Celebrating Parks for all people: Olmsted 200
Over the next two years, our counterparts in the United States will celebrate Frederick Law Olmsted’s bicentennial anniversary and his legacy. We are pleased to announce that Birkenhead Park became their first international partner!
When out for your daily exercise in Birkenhead Park, why not make things a little interesting and take part in our scavenger hunt? Take a new route and see if you can find everything on our list in the park, take a picture and let us know how you get on!
Tour of Britain
Stage 5 of the Tour of Britain raced through the park this week in what was surely one of the greatest events the Wirral has ever witnessed. Thousands of race fans, families and spectators turned out to support the cyclists and enjoy the festivities.
World Urban Parks
At a time when urban growth will see 70 percent of the world’s population living in urban areas by 2050, sharing knowledge and providing a collective voice for all people and organisations engaged in green cities, open space, recreation, health and related activity is vital.
Little Collector Crew
Over the past few months our park has been looking rather spotless, this is due to the fantastic efforts of our Park Volunteers, and one young girl has made a name for herself and is inspiring other young children to help her clean up litter!
Birkenhead Park Timeline
This week was the official unveiling of the new Birkenhead Park Timeline exhibition, attended by Councillor Phil Brightmore, the Friends of Birkenhead Park and Park Staff. This timeline covers the early history of Birkenhead (dating back to the 12th century!) and the colourful history of our unique park.
Birkenhead Park’s 170th
On Wednesday 5th April 2017, Birkenhead Park celebrated the 170th anniversary of its opening. Luckily for us – the weather was much better than it was all the way back in 1847, when 10,000 people stood in the rain at the gates to the Grand Entrance to be officially welcomed to the World’s First Publicly Funded Park.
The Team shows its Charitable side
During the 2016 festive season, the team in Birkenhead Park organised a number of charitable ventures, organising a raffle and a “Name the Bear” competition in order to raise some money for the Arrowe Park Premature Birth Unit. In total, the team raised over £200 for this good cause.
Our shared space