Friends of Apex Park

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Wildflower beds at the park entrance

The Friends have taken over management of the two flower beds at the front of Apex Park and will be managing them as wildflower beds by planting native flower seed including rare arable ‘weeds’.

It was felt that the change from a formal floral bedding display to wildflowers was more in keeping with Apex as a wildlife park and area that acts as a haven for local flora and fauna.













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FOAP members busy bulb planting on Fri 5th Dec 2014. This time we had many helping hands with a class of children from Churchfield School.



The Friends of Apex Park Improvement Group were given lots of tree saps consisiting of apple, medlar, holly, cherry and oak to plant in the park by The Big Tree Plant funding scheme.

These were planted by the Friends group over several weekends in January and February 2014. As it was the wettest winter for 250 years they will not need to be watered for a while!

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Tree & bulb planting

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Sat 11th Jan - Friends planting 30+ apple trees alongside the far pathway on a rare sunny day!  

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Sun 26th Jan - Friends planting 200 tree saps (oak, cherry, holly and medlar) in very wet weather!

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Sat 8th Feb - Friends out again this time on a (mostly) dry day planting the last of the 400+ trees.

Bulb planting


Nov 2013 - FOAP group members busy planting 1000's of bulbs along by the main road and also over-looking the first lake in the park. Hopefully they should soon been popping up and adding a little more colour to the park.
















































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Wildflower Meadow bloom in July 2016










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March 2016 - spring is in the air










18th Nov 2015 - Friends planting bluebells and daffodils
















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Members of the Friends group busy planting over 1000 English bluebell bulbs around the circular seat within the woodland area and 500 daffodils bulbs on the grass bank above the slipway.We just finished in the nick of time before the heavy rain started!

Hopefully these will pop up and add a nice spash of colour by next spring.

8th Nov 2017 - Friends planting over 3000 daffodils & Snake's head fritillaries



















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< see Events in 2018 page for our next planting session.


Anyone is more than welcome to join us and help out with our bulb, seed and/or tree planting sessions and other group events - just come along, we will find something suitable for you to do!

Whe can provide the necessary tools (spades, seed planters, etc, etc) but please wear suitable footware and sensible clothing. We normally meet up at the Park Office (adjacent to the toliets) at the main car park entrance before setting off into the park.


< see Events in 2018 page for our next session or our Facebook page