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Come along to celebrate Coy Pond Gardens

To celebrate the completion of an improvement project at Coy Pond, a family event and picnic is being held on Saturday 2 July.

The event is being held from 10am with the Mayor of Poole, Cllr Xena Dion, joining the celebrations by planting a commemorative tree and cutting a cake to celebrate.

You are invited to join in the celebrations at the semi circular steps in Coy Pond. There will be music from The Perry Quartet and local residents can make their mark on the site by getting involved with some planting of the rockery. Following the celebration event, the Friends of Coy Pond will host a picnic in the park, including a BBQ demonstration by Living Outside.

At the request of the local community, local Ward members and park users Borough of Poole contributed £50,000 to the garden’s improvements and have undertaken a range of improvements that will preserve this special and historic site, benefit wildlife and add to people’s enjoyment of the area. Some of these improvements include resurfacing many of the footpaths throughout the site to improve access and usability, clearance work along the stream edges and introducing planting at the northern end of Coy Pond to enhance use of the open space by visitors and to improve the site for wildlife.

Cllr Xena Dion, Mayor of Poole, said “I am delighted the local residents will be able to enjoy the new improvements to Coy Pond. With months in preparation, everyone’s hard work has shown a tremendous improvement to the gardens, one that we can all appreciate.

“Thank you to everyone who has made this possible and I hope you can join me in the celebrations on Saturday 2 July.”

Cllr Karen Rampton, Ward Councillor for Branksome East, Borough of Poole said: “My ward colleague Cllr Drew Mellor and I are thrilled to have an event that brings the whole community together. I would like to thank local residents, in particular the Friends of Coy Pond, for all of their hard work in achieving these wonderful improvements to Coy Pond. I look forward to welcoming people from across Poole to this event.”

As an English Heritage Grade II Registered Park and Garden, Coy Pond Gardens is one of Poole’s most treasured open spaces. Loved for its pond, with its very own island and thriving duck population, its mixture of native and exotic trees, rockery and weeping willows lining the stream banks, there is something for everyone. So come along and help us celebrate and enjoy this beautiful place. 

More information about the project can be found at www.pooleprojects.net/coy-pond.html