Our story about the celebrations to mark the centenary of the Peace Oak in Sydney Gardens has brought a message from Ian Herve.
‘While you are on the subject of parks in Bath, maybe you could help promote an event we are staging in Henrietta Park this coming Sunday.
Henrietta Park is one of the small hidden parks of enormous value in Bath. Very small but centrally placed behind Great Pulteney Street. No added extras, just peace and quiet amongst a collection of wonderful trees and a garden planted as a sensory garden for the visually impaired some time ago.
There is one National Champion tree and several County Champions along with the most wonderful row of Horse Chestnuts. An unusual type which flowers but gives no conkers.
We have a Coronation Oak and a Jubilee Oak, within sight of each other.
As the Friends of Henrietta Park we have been helping B&NES Parks dept care for the park for the last four years which has culminated in the award of Green Flag status for the last two years.
Our event is both to provide a social event for our members and local residents and to help raise funds for our planting and restoration scheme.
Freelance Journalist, broadcaster, columnist and local historian. Director of Bath Newseum. Married and lives in Bath.
Interested in local history, architecture and visual display in museums and urban spaces.
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