Tucked away at the western (Old Park Road) end of Canal Gardens is “The Friends Garden”, a lovely small woodland garden designed and built by Friends of Roundhay Park.
Thanks to the Park authorities, a site – at the time falling into unattractive lack of use – was made available and work
on the design began in 2001. With grant funding, construction of the garden was carried out entirely by FoRP volunteers
with some help from The British Trust for Conservation Volunteers. No commercial builders were employed
and the garden was officially opened in July 2005
In September 2018 the garden was awarded a Platinum certificate in the Yorkshire in Bloom competition. This is the highest award in the category (C6 Parks, Gardens, Cemeteries & Public Buildings).
Next time you visit Tropical World or Canal Gardens, take a few minutes to visit The Friends of Roundhay Park ( FoRP) specialist garden. We think you will like it and remember, if you would like to help out with the maintenance, CONTACT US via this website.
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