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September update

General Update

The park has been very busy over the summer months with everyone having a staycation this year and using their local facilities. The café is now open for eating in and take away.

A reminder that there is disabled parking only in the car park by the café and there has been a height restriction put on the main car park, maximum height is 2.1 metres.

The newly planted areas in Russell Gardens are establishing well; the grand border is flowering beautifully and the Lavender’s along the walled bed are just coming to the end of their flowering season. The Orchard has produced some fruits including apples, pears, and cherries.

Wildlife and Flora

The Lilies in the pond in Russell Gardens continue to grow and flower. The restored feature is attracting both dragon and damson flies, which have been spotted hovering above the water. Grey wagtails regularly visit and can be seen both in Russell Gardens and Kearsney along the water’s edge. This year’s Cygnets continue to do well, as do all the wild bird population that have fledged in the parks this summerPlease be aware of the wildlife when you visit and ensure dogs are on a lead in the designated areas. Please do not enter the water between 31st October and 1st April as there are trout breeding in the river. 

Photography

There are always great opportunities for taking photos in the park, be it with a camera or your phone.  We are always happy to receive photos taken in the park so please do send in any photos in and we will try and use them in publications and in the Kearsney Parks calendar 2022/23. Please send them to  kearsney.parks@dover.gov.uk Landscape orientation photos please.

Volunteering and Friends of Kearsney

Over the summer we have started the volunteer tasks in the Kearsney Park and Russell Gardens. This has included, pruning and tidying the Lime Tree avenue, surveys and litter picking. Additional tasks new to Russell Gardens include maintaining the orchard as well as the weeding and maintenance of the new border and natural play area. surveys. If you are interested in joining the group sessions volunteering for tasks in the park.  please get in touch at kearsney.parks@dover.gov.uk. And your information will be added to our database so we can notify you about opportunities.

Keep in touch 

If you have any comments or questions, please email us on kearsney.parks@dover.gov.uk or follow us on Twitter @Kearsneyparks 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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