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.
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!
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.
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.
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