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02 August 2016

  The Friends of Broomfield Park with The Vintage Blues Music Association present Broomfield Blues Sunday 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th August 2015 1.30pm - 5pmThe Bandstand, Broomfield Park, Aldermans Hill, Palmers Green, London N13 4RB FREE EVENTS The best Blues Music brought to you every Sunday afternoon in August on the Bandstand. The Friends of Broomfield Park have teamed up with The Vintage Blues Music Association, who run the highly acclaimed St Harmonica's Blues Club in.......

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21 July 2016

James Downing (left) and Graham Deal display the Green Flag newly awarded to Broomfield Park At a special cream tea held in the shade of trees by the boating pond, Friends of Broomfield Park yesterday said goodbye to two good friends who arrived carrying a special green flag. The cream tea was served by the Greenery Community Cafe, the two good friends were James Downing and Graham Deal, both employees of Enfield Council, and the green flag was the official emblem of the Green Flag Award,.......

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19 July 2016

Last year FRIENDS OF BROOMFIELD PARK and TALKIES COMMUNITY CINEMA had a sell out with Ghostbusters in Broomfield Park. This year will be even better - bring friends and family, come in fancy dress, make some alien food and have a picnic in the park in the dark. ALIEN FAMILY PICNIC IN THE PARK IN THE DARKfeaturing...ET - THE EXTRA TERRESTRIALFRI 2 SEPTpicnics from 7.00film starts 8.00 (ish)Bowling GreenBroomfield ParkAldermans Hill,London N13 4RBMore details on the Talkies.......

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09 July 2016

Palmers Green plays host to one of North London’s top Blues clubs – St Harmonica’s hosted at the St Monica’s Parish Centre. Together with The Vintage Blues Music Association, our sponsor Winkworth, and a host of supporting friends, The Friends of Broomfield Park are delighted to bring you another August full of the best in Blues. Broomfield Blues is our annual celebration and showcase of what can be found every Friday evening at St Harmonica’s. Each Sunday.......

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23 June 2016

The Spirals of Life final show of ceramic sculptures is now on in Broomfield Park conservatory. Most of the previous sculptures are back, with a few new ones (look out for the Venus baby-trap!). A ceramic sculpture of a pitcher plant hanging among real pitcher plants in Broomfield ConservatoryIn addition, the work from the two ceramics workshops are being displayed. (Participants can collect their work next month from 3rd to 24th July, during normal opening hours.) There are also a couple of.......

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22 June 2016

A wildlife haven in Conway RecThe latest mini-film produced by Palmers Green Tales tells the story of how the pond in the recreation ground off Conway Road was restored by the Friends of Conway Rec.  Following some repair work carried out by the council, the pond had become simply a barren stretch of water.  The film describes the ingenious techniques used by the Friends to restore it to its former role as a wildlife haven. An annual visitor is a female mallard, who hatches a brood of.......

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30 May 2016

When Bob Mitchell started his job as a gardener in Broomfield Park he was one of twelve people employed by the council to care for the park.  That was in 1984.  32 years later, many of the people whose work keeps the park looking beautiful are volunteers, members of the Friends of Broomfield Park. Chris Kaufman (left) presents Bob Mitchell with a retirement present on behalf of the Friends of Broomfield ParkNevertheless, there is a big difference between what can be done by volunteers.......

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22 May 2016

The ducks already have, and they seem to like it. The Broomfield Orchard team will be working on the pond on Sunday afternoons - 2pm to 4.30pm.  And they're always on the lookout for more volunteers - contact ........

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12 April 2016

Many of you will have heard about the plans of the Friends of Broomfield Park to create a wildlife pond and a community growing space in the park. Well, it is about to happen. Do you fancy helping to create the new wildlife pond and community growing space in Broomfield Park? The pond and growing space will be located between the tennis courts and the orchard. The location of the growing space and wildlife pond - and what they might look like 1. Marking out, stripping the turf and.......

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29 March 2016

Storm Katie arrived in London on Sunday night/Monday morning and did a fair amount of damage.  On the Friends of Broomfield Park Facebook page Tomas Adomaitis has posted photographs of the effect on the recently planted lime trees in Broomfield Park.  Obviously, it doesn't compare to a pub having its roof ripped off (elsewhere in London), but it's a pity.  Hopefully, the Council will be able to fix the ten or so trees that were.......

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23 March 2016

Easter Sunday is the last Sunday in March and therefore the last chance to see this month's Spirals of Life sculptures in Broomfield Conservatory before they give way to the April exhibits. The March exhibits are sculptures of lilies and ferns created by Cathy Taylor and June Dawes. Cathy writes: "Ferns first caught my eye in the beautiful La Mortella Gardens in Ischia, Italy, where the fronds of giant tree ferns interlaced against the sky. Tree ferns are a very old form of life, familiar.......

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22 March 2016

The fourth annual photographic competition held by the Friends of Broomfield Park has been announced.  Visitors to the Park are invited to take photographs while there and submit them in one of two categories:  Adults and Under 16s. The competition runs until 4th August, after which a shortlist of entries will be exhibited in Broomfield Conservatory.  Visitors to the Conservatory will be able to cast votes for their favourite photographs. Last year's competition was won by.......

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02 March 2016

The first month of this year's Artist-in-Residence scheme in Broomfield Conservatory was brought to a close with a very popular drop-in workshop, giving visitors an opportunity to learn how to create ceramic leaves. Cathy Taylor's five-month residency goes by the overall title "Spirals of Life", each month having a different theme, but all within the overall concept of "biological sculptures". Cathy's report on last Sunday's workshop: "The ceramics leaf-making workshop in the Conservatory in.......

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02 March 2016

The Friends of Broomfield Park have written to Enfield councillors to express serious concerns about the impact of budget cuts on the management and upkeep of parks in the borough and on Broomfield Park in particular - "one of the jewels in the borough's crown". The letter from the Friends, sent ahead of last week's full meeting of the Council, listed some of the impacts which the proposed cuts would have:  reductions in grass cutting in parks, use of volunteers to pick up litter after.......

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18 February 2016

Two of the jewels in the crown of Broomfield Park, the Greenery café and the Conservatory, were broken in to on the night of 17/18 February. Both of these are run on a non-profit making basis by teams of volunteers. The Greenery suffered the most damage. A tree trunk seat was thrown through one window and another window was broken, probably as an easier exit route. The tree trunk was thrown through with enough force to break the metal security bars on the inside of the window. The trunk.......

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09 February 2016

Exciting news from Broomfield Conservatory:  the Thumbergia Mysorensis is flowering! If you'd like to see this exotic vine in bloom, head for Broomfield Park on Wednesday or Sunday afternoon, between 2pm and 4pm, when the Conservatory is opened to visitors by the Friends of Broomfield Park. As its name suggests, the Thumbergia Mysorensis is native to India, though it is also cultivated in southern Spain.  Alternative names include Mysore Trumpetvine, Indian Clock Vine, Brick and.......

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27 January 2016

Broomfield Conservatory's artist in residence for 2016 is Cathy Taylor.  In conjunction with fellow Friend of Broomfield Park June Dawes, she will be exhibiting her botanical sculptures set among the hothouse plants in Broomfield Conservatory.  The exhibition - Spirals of Life -  starts this Sunday (31st January) and continues until the end of June.  Between now and then visitors will see a varying display of sculptures on a background of a changing display of flowering.......

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21 January 2016

An undercover film crew have revealed the existence of a strange sect in Broomfield Park. Footage filmed last weekend shows grown men and women dancing around an apple tree decorated with pieces of dry toast. Further investigations have discovered that this is an ancient ceremony known as wassailing, which also involves music and consumption of alcoholic beverages made from apple juice.  The people taking part are clearly attempting to hide their identities by wearing hats and scarves but.......

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29 November 2015

The Friends of Broomfield Park have published a gallery of photographs taken at this year's ceremony in the park's Garden of Remembrance, along with a full report on the ceremony. Links Report Photograph gallery.......

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28 November 2015

Within the next few weeks Enfield Council is hoping to start work to restore the double avenue of trees in Broomfield Park which extends in a straight line across the whole of the top field from the western edge of the Park in the direction of the ornamental ponds and remains of Broomfield House.  The avenues and the remains of a former "causeway" running between the tree lines are regarded as important features relating to the Park's Baroque history. The existing avenue of lime trees.......

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