Next Eastbourne Local Lottery draw on Sat 19 October at 8PM
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The Friends of Meads Parks and Gardens was established in 2015 as a community group to help maintain, improve, restore and enhance the three public parks and gardens in the Meads area of Eastbourne for the enjoyment of both residents and visitors alike. These are:
All Saints Park with its views of the Victorian convalescent hospital and its magnificent neo gothic chapel gives it an exceptionally quiet and tranquil atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.Trees give shelter and shade and in spring and autumn there are stunning displays of flowering bulbs which the Friends helped to plant.
Now we are working with the Council on the planting of a Physic Garden as an homage to the old hospital and its wonderful history.
The Helen Garden is often called 'the village green by the sea'. Its broad lawns slope gently seawards giving stunning views towards the pier. There is a children's playground which the Friends have recently helped to improve, a putting green and petanque court. It is also home to St John's Bowling Club. The Friends annual Meads Village Funday is held here every September when there is music, facepainting and a magic show for the young and young at heart.
The kiosk, which is open from Easter to Autumn serving hot and cold drinks and light refreshments, is badly in need of repair. The Friends are working with other community groups and the Council to help make this happen
The Italian Gardens, nestled underneath the Helen Garden, this disused chalk pit was landscaped as a garden in 1904 and redesigned in the Italianate style in 1922. As many old postcards show, these gardens were once one of Eastbourne's pride and joy. Stone structures provided seating areas with views towards the sea and pergolas were covered in masses of climbing roses. Sadly they are now a shadow of what they used to be but the fact that, especially on fine days, people still enjoy them is the testament to their lasting charm.
In 2022 the Italian Gardens will celebrate their centenary and for the next four years, the Friends are dedicating all funds raised through the lottery to help to bring them back and give them the 100th birthday present that they so richly deserve.
If you believe, like us, that parks are precious places, please join the lottery today and nominate the Friends of Meads Parks and Gardens as one of your good causes. We would really appreciate your help and support. Thank you and good luck!
Terrie Rintoul, Chair
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