The Official Re-opening

The sun shone all afternoon and hundreds of people came armed with picnics and blankets to celebrate the re-opening of the Walled Garden on Saturday 30th June 2012.

A jazz band provided a nice atmosphere to the afternoon; giant games such as quoits, Jenga and noughts-and-crosses were used by all ages - and even the Mayor took on the limbo competition!

The Walled Garden Upton Country Park

Last news update: 9th July 2012

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Landscape & Infrastructure Improvements

The aim of this project was to allow the garden to be used all year round, utilise the space for a range of different events and improve access to the Tea Rooms.

The project included the following features:

Project Details

Lead Officer Martin Whitchurch • 01202 261323 • Email: environment@poole.gov.uk

Click to enlarge the panorama showing progress as at 13th June

The Walled Garden Party & official re-opening, 30th June

The new planting is stunning and was admired by all but the attraction that made the most impact was the new water feature. From the moment the gates were opened at 1pm children rushed to the water jets and played in the different features as the jets danced around them. With the activator button being constantly pressed there was barely chance for the area, or for children to dry out!

The newly refurbished tea rooms looked great; with new artwork on the walls, a lick of paint and a rearranged serving counter there was brisk business all afternoon. The Mayor certainly enjoyed her cream tea after making speeches, climbing on tractors and judging the children's fancy dress competition.

The garden and rose borders are now open every day from approx. 9am - 5pm, except for days that a special event is booked, such as a wedding reception, theatre production or charity function.