Wollaston Jubilee Pocket Park
Welcome to Wollaston Pocket Park, we hope you enjoy your visit. The park is maintained by a small group of volunteers and administered by the Parish Council and we always appreciate help from anyone who cares to come along in the spring and summer. We try to meet on the first Saturday of the month from February to October, weather permitting. The site is not an easy one because of the large trees. These create shade and dry conditions, and anything tall leans towards the light. We have just about worked out what will grow and, considering the time allocated to it, by the very small number of volunteers we have, we are pleased with the result. It is not intended to be a formal park but a natural environment, which encourages wildlife. It is also a peaceful place for the public to enjoy, especially perhaps, those who do not have a garden.
These pictures were taken on July 5th, 2011. The hedges and shrubs have grown considerably over the last few years. The evergreen hedges were planted to give some structure during the winter months, and the varied shrubs ensure that there is something of interest throughout the year.
In January and February we have the snowdrops, followed by primroses, daffodils and bluebells, in March, April and May. The broom also flowers at this time as does the Bergenia. In June and July we have roses, geraniums, sisyrinchium, campanula, nigella, phlomis, verbascum, agrostemma, achillea, euphorbia, phlox, salvia, shaster daises, fuschia, st. john's wort/hypericum, valerian, honeysuckle, origano and lavender.
The latter two are swarming with bees today. In August and September we have the sedum, michaelmas daisy, montbretia, Japanese anemones and the common buddleia for the butterflies.
In the autumn we rely on the majestic Beech trees for colour and the Yew tree for the winter, along with other evergreens. We also have two cornus alba / dogwood which have beautiful red stems.