photo by Mark Vesey
In the Yorkshire in Bloom 2017 competition we were awarded GOLD

Parks for People Heritage Lottery bid

In January the HLF announced our stage 1 bid was successful.

The stage 2 bid will be developed up by a project team including Friends of SouthCliff Gardens, Scarborough Borough Council and other interested parties.

Victoria Thompson has recently been appointed by SBC as the new HLF Project Officer for the South Cliff Gardens. So now we will start on stage two of our Heritage Lottery bid to bring new life to our beautiful Gardens. The HLF have earmarked the millions of pounds that we require, so now we need to breathe life into our successful stage one document. If the stage 2 bid is successful then work should start in early 2019.

below is the official HLF press release:
£4.99m for South Cliff Gardens, Scarborough
South Cliff Gardens are located on steep cliff slopes above the seafront in Scarborough's South Bay. The Bay became England's first seaside resort after spa waters were discovered in 1626 and later evolved into a tourist destination with a seafront spa complex, promenade and beach chalets. The 15 hectare gardens were designed by Joseph Paxton in 1856 but today they are in critical decline and at risk of sliding into the sea. The local authority is leading a project to stabilise the cliffs whilst this money will restore the gardens’ historic features and pathways; create a new sensory garden; install new fitness equipment; and make improvements to cycleways.
For more information about our bid please see the “HLF bid” page or visit and Like the Facebook on the link below: 
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                                                     In March we secured funding for the
restoration of the Prince of Wales fountain
Soon you will hear the magic of water!
Delayed by Newts!
 Shuttleworth rockery re-planted at last!
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.