Volunteers in Parks   takes place every   Wednesday weather permitting   meeting behind the Rose Garden at the Gardeners depot at 10 a.m.  We usually work until 12 noon.  Garden tools are supplied, but please bring your own gloves. For further details please call Sheila Johnson on 07961966617


As part of the project to improve and restore Scarborough’s South Cliff Gardens, the Friends of South Cliff Gardens community group is inviting members of the public to support the project by sharing memories of the gardens or by submitting old photos, postcards, general pictures, stories and comments to help them build an archive of information.

A series of heritage gathering events where people can share their memories and historic material will be held at Scarborough Library on 2, 9 and 16 December between 10.00am and 1.00pm. All are welcome to add to the work already started by the friends group on unlocking the hidden secrets of the gardens.

Litterpicks   will take place on the third Saturday of every month 10am till 12noon. Please meet at the top of the Cliff Lift. Next Litterpick in February 2018
All Equipment Provided. Please wear suitable clothes, gloves and footwear. For further details please call Sheila Johnson on 07961966617
The 9th of July 2017 Garden Party was a wonderful day for Shuttleworth Garden. It was the
100th anniversary of the gift of the gardens to the town by their creator Alfred Shuttleworth in 1917, and the 80th of the creation of the Miniature, or Fairy, Garden by the Scarborough Corporation in 1937/8. We celebrated that by a garden party where people enjoyed scones, cakes and delicious sweet things (Fairy cakes included!) 
We were regally entertained by “Merry Melancoly” consisting of Simon Nisbett, lutenist and Jenny Hill, singer. The weather was ideal and Shuttleworth Gardens looked at their best.
  Wheatcroft School came for a Litterpick around the Gardens

We received a generous donation of £250 from Proudfoots at their awards ceremony on the 1st of August 2016. Mark Smith's Newspaper comment below
    Scarborough News 28th January 2016
Scarborough News 14 January 2016
The Scarborough News 16th July 2015

On SATURDAY JULY 12 11am to 2pm 2014 there was a   display featuring the activities of the Friends group in the Gardens staged in the large shelter in the Italian Gardens which is 100 years old and newly restored. People attending were delighted to see the gardens looking so attractive and kindly donated £53.48 to our funds. Many thanks.

Radio York visit to South Cliff Gardens
Click here to hear about the Esplanade and Rose Gardens
Both interviews by Julia Lewis feature Scarboroughs
Roger Burnett the Community Environment Officer for Scarborough Borough Council