Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Grove Park

Photos Copyright: Maggie May

Often when Harry and I have travelled to Weston Super Mare on the bus, we have walked to Grove Park.
We always enjoy the floral displays that are kept in really beautiful condition and there is also a lovely lily pond and plenty of benches to sit and relax on in the sun.

Some times we go to Jill Dando's Memorial Gardens that I have already posted about before. Here. The garden was incorporated into one side of the park and we watched it being created on TV by BBCs *Ground Force*.
It is a tranquil place to go and sit and to remember the lovely TV presenter who was gunned down on her own doorstep some years ago.

We first noticed something beneath this tree by the path, when we first started visiting the park. Sometimes there are flowers under it.

There is a memorial under the tree dedicated to Nick Dutton, a young man who obviously died there, though we have never been able to find out how or why. It is rather sad and we often wonder if he came to a violent end in the park under that same tree. He is obviously somebody's son and my heart goes out to his relatives.

On the last occasion that we visited, a band was playing in a corner of the park and we stopped to listen for a while. It was *Life boat* weekend and there was quite a lot going on for the benefit of this wonderful charity that saves so many lives around these treacherous coasts in the Bristol Channel.

Every time we visit, there are always some new things to see as well as the old and the familiar.
Hope you enjoyed the feel of Grove Park on this occasion, as we walked through it together.




27 comments:

Moannie said...

Oh I did, Maggie. What a lovely park and that walk, on that day was so quintessentially English it made me proud.

Love and thoughts from me to you and Harry.

TechnoBabe said...

You get to see all this beauty at a regular park? This is a beautiful place. And music too. Be still my heart.

cheshire wife said...

What a lovely colourful display of flowers and the bonus of a sunny day to enjoy them!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

The flowers in Weston are lovely aren't they Maggie. I wondered if you had visited recently. A x

lakeviewer said...

Lovely! Thanks for the walk.

Teacher's Pet said...

How can one not feel peace and contentment surrounded by the beauty you have posted. I, too, wonder what happened to the young man...touching that flowers are sometimes placed there...and a memorial is under the tree. He meant a great deal to someone who still remembers.
I did feel the beauty of Grove Park, Maggie. Thank you.
I hope that you are feeling well...

Debbie(single;complicated) said...

Thanks for sharing that!!!! Love the park...and the pictures!

Bernie said...

Maggie I loved this beautiful walk, and I was telling jinsky today how much I love your country, it is so beautiful filled with so much history.
.......:-) Hugs

Twain12 said...

what beautiful flowers and park

slommler said...

I loved the walk through the park! Thank you so much! Beautiful! Just beautiful!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Akelamalu said...

What a beautiful park and so colourful at the moment, no wonder you enjoy going there. :)

Ayak said...

What a lovely place Maggie. And those flowers are just beautiful

Eddie Bluelights said...

Yes it is beautiful there and about time I went to Weston again ~ hugs ~ Eddie

Nora said...

Wonderful photos of the flowers, Maggie. It seems like a very nice park. Too bad about the young man. At least he will be remembered, but what is the story?

Mimi said...

Maggie, thanks for bringing us on the tour of that lovely park. I remember well how beautiful Jill Dando was, and how sad her death was.
What a treat that band must have been, and I see they have a French Horn- wow!

Celia said...

What a wonderful park, for people and about people as well as the wonderful flowers.

Rose said...

I love "tagging along" with you, Maggie, on all these excursions you take. The floral displays are beautiful! I only wish my flowers looked half this good:)

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, my goodness!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that first shot!!! What a beautiful painting it would make!!!! Wish I had the time I'd ask you for permission...What a wonderful post, dear Maggie!!! You make me homesick for England ;-)) I'm so glad I get to vicariously enjoy your days out and about!!! So pleased for you!!! Love you! Janine XO

Mary G said...

Beautiful!

Brian Miller said...

very cool park...love all the hanging flower baskets...so colorful...one of our parks just put in a sprayground....buckets that fill and dump on you....spray canons....know it is not as peaceful but the boys love it...

Jinksy said...

That first photo is stunning, Maggie. Go to the top of the class...

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Oh, I just love the masses of colorful flowers! Lovely walk!

Pearl said...

What a beautiful park. I love the effort that goes into making things beautiful and always feel uplifted when I pass things like this...

Pearl

secret agent woman said...

Those flowers on the fence are absolutely amazing.

Hilary said...

Those flowers are just amazing.. such glorious colour! One of my local parks has a similar memorial under one of its trees. It's dedicated to a teen-aged girl who loved to jog around our lake. She didn't die at the park but since it was one of her favourite places to be, they dedicated a tree to her. So sad, but sweet.

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Life with Kaishon said...

I love a nice park : ) One of my most favorite places to visit! I love the pictures you captured on this outing!

If you get a chance tonight, do come over to Sue from Photowannabe's photography interview on my blog. Each Thursday I interview a photographer and this week I interviewed Sue. I love her pictures and her great take on life : )