The Friends of South Cliff Gardens are dedicated to the restoration and improvement of Scarborough's wonderful historic Gardens   
We have secured £50K from the Heritage Lottery for the restoration of the Rose Garden!  Work is complete. See our latest Newsletter.

        Litterpickers in February                               The first rose bud in May
Shelter 3 to be restored

Apprentices from Dale Power Solutions Ltd have entered the Brathay Apprentice Challenge 2015 which will see the apprentices compete against other teams from across England. They have selected the restoration of shelter 3 as one of their projects. The Civic Society will be the major sponsor and along with the help and guidance of Roger Burnett and Adrian Hill (SBC Officers) they will bring the shelter back to life. The team is made up of: Tyler Chapman (team captain), Alistair Jennings (vice-captain), Rosie Roberts, Holly Barratt, Jordan Legge, Rose Hardwick, Matt Tindall, Mike Coates and Amber Rushworth. It's worth a visit to shelter 3 in South Cliff Gardens to admire the wonderful work being done to restore this 150 year old structure. Through the work of Roger Burnett, the Dale Electric’s apprentices and Property Services we will soon have the shelter back to its original form. The Dale Apprentices were the winners of the regional heats scoring the joint highest score along with Plymouth City Council. They now go forward to the final element of the competition which is 3 days at the Brathay Trust in Windermere and compete in a wide range of activities. Well done to them for gaining this recognition for all the work they have accomplished at shelter 3 and best of luck in the finals.

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.

If you wish to join the Friends please use the contact us link.