The Victorians loved their gardens. Who doesn’t?
The members of Lloyd Park Sharing Heritage planted Aquelgia in tiny pots, ate bread pudding and welcomed Steve as the project’s volunteer photographer.
(Columbine, Granny’s Bonnet)
- Hardy Perennial
Commonly known as Columbine, these dainty hardy perennials are a cottage garden essential! Nodding flowers with long spurs are held aloft attractive foliage on tall wiry stems. Reliable and easy to grow, these classic perennials are perfect for traditional borders. Aquilegia flowers make an adorable cut flower for indoor displays too! Height: 75cm (30″).
“In Lloyd Park, the island was planted with numerous trees including aspens, hollies, and chestnuts, and also had a boathouse and two fishponds. In 1912 the council purchased a further 16 acres of the Aveling Park estate as an extension to the park.
During the early days of the Park there was a Bandstand on the island, which later gave way to a concert pavilion. Early park amenities included a grotto, shelters, toilets, refreshments kiosk, rockery, fish pool, drinking fountains, and an Attendants Office (park keepers).
In the lower field – Aveling Park – there was another bandstand as well as a sports pavilion that was used for the Walthamstow schools district sports day. From 1905 to 1910 The Walthamstow Avenue Football Club had their home pitch in the Park.”
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