The Scented and Bandstand Gardens
The Scented Garden
The scented garden was created in 1956 by Chesham Rotary and included a shelter. It was renovated by the Chesham Society in 1993, when the disintegrating shelter was removed. The garden was intended to provide sensory stimulation for visitors to the park and originally was specifically intended to provide planting which would be attractive to blind visitors. The location is now partially shaded by mature trees that limits the plants will thrive in the area.
The Bandstand Garden
The Bandstand Garden forms the backdrop to the Performance Space. Over the last year the Friends of Lowndes Park have carried out a major pruning exercise on the roses and have replaced a number of the older plants which should provide a good display for the years to come.
The Friends of Lowndes Park have regular working parties to keep these gardens tidy.
News & Events
The next Friends of Lowndes Park working party will be on Sunday 8 December 2013. We meet at 10am in the Archena Garden which is next to the Temperance Hall in Church Street.
Apple Planting Day - Chesham Community Orchard – 10am onwards at the top of the park.
The orchard is going well and now we need your help. We have 24 new trees to plant including 9 Apple, 5 Plum, 5 Cherries, 3 Pear and 2 crab apples, so we have a lot to do. This is where you come in, we need as many people as possible to come along and help plant the trees, so do make sure you put the date and time in your diary. Please click on the title to find out more about this event and others.
We have had reports of a pike in Skottowes Pond. We haven’t seen it, have you? Please report any sightings to us via the Contact Us page.
Volunteers from the Friends of Lowndes Park have dug up the old cricket wicket and have made it ready for sowing wildflower seed. We hope that this will make for a colourful and interesting display during the coming year.