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The Friends of South Cliff Gardens are dedicated to the restoration and improvement of Scarborough's wonderful historic Gardens   
 
The restoration of the Rose Garden is complete. See our latest Newsletter.
     
 

        Litterpickers in February                   
 
Shelter 3 restored

Apprentices from Dale Power Solutions Ltd are winners of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge 2015 which saw  the apprentices compete against other teams from across England. They had selected the restoration of shelter 3 as one of their projects.

Well done to the apprentices from Dale Power Solutions and Sellafield Ltd who have jointly been named the country’s apprentice teams of the year following a gruelling seven-month Challenge against the country’s leading apprentice employers and training providers.
Dale Power Solutions raised almost £2,000 for St Catherine’s Hospice and completed a community project, which included refurbishing a local shelter in South Cliff Garden.Dale Power Solutions team member and apprentice, Mike Coates, said on winning the Challenge: “It’s difficult to describe just what winning the ‘apprentice team of the year’ title means. The whole team has worked really hard, not only in the last few days but throughout the whole Challenge – and we’ve had huge support from our colleagues, our families and friends.

While most coastal resorts have bedding schemes similar to the superb displays on the Esplanade, there are no major seaside gardens elsewhere that feature plants suitable for coastal conditions displayed in a show garden style. While still retaining the Gardens' historical integrity plans will be developed for many areas which should be created to show the coastal planting combined into garden design to suit the tough conditions.
Central to this idea is a string of individually designed gardens, large, small and tiny, each based on one of the original garden areas and linked to a shelter so enhancing the historical design. 
The Friends issue a regular Newsletter to the membership. The latest issue has details of our Rose Garden project.
In response to growing concerns about the condition, appearance and misuse of the Gardens and the shelters (such as vandalism and vagrancy) in the South Cliff and Holbeck Gardens, the Friends Group was constituted in 2006.  To read our Constitution click on dropdown link above.

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