One of Scarborough’s most popular attractions has to be Peasholm Park. This year, celebrating its centenary year, the park is certainly in stunning shape. The pano was photographed at about 9 a.m. on a glorious day in early September.
Despite the lack of visitors at this time of the day, the park was a hive of activity: the gardeners were out in force, cutting grass and maintaining flower beds, and park staff were setting up for another busy day.
Peasholm Park primarily has a North Bay location, however, there is a network of paths leading to the park from more central access points around the Manor Road area. These paths lead through a wooded valley called Peasholm Glen. The Glen is an established home to some fabulous and rare trees, a good number of which have been shown to be of arboreal interest nationally and internationally. Anyone wishing to know more about the ‘Tree Trail’ can download a guide from the following link:
The dedication of the Peasholm Park Friends Group and the gardening staff of Scarborough Borough Council's Parks Department has led to the transformation of Peasholm Park over the last few years. Funding has been gained from sources such as The Heritage Lottery Fund for projects that are not covered by the council’s budgets, and, together, the visionary and hard-working team have created a truly impressive place to enjoy.
For more information about Peasholm Park, please visit the website of Peasholm Park Friends Group by following the link www.peasholmpark.com