Roses, lupins, clematis, goslings… there’s plenty going on in Rowntree Park! It looked more well-tended than sometimes when we visited the other day and, as ever, the mix of tree types is very striking: copper beeches contrasting with the greenery. There have been some improvements in the pathways, various uneven bits have been smoothed. There … Continue reading Rowntree Park looking lovely!
We had hoped there would be ducklings in Rowntree Park and there were! Quite big really, and we also spotted a coot on its nest, sheltering several tiny young ones (cootlets?). We came along the riverside path to the main gates from the direction of the Millennium Bridge having parked at the bottom of Butcher … Continue reading Late Spring in Rowntree Park
Rowntree Park is full of daffodils in bloom and plenty of trees which will soon be blossoming, others which are coming into leaf and there was a coot which looked very much like it was sitting on some eggs! The park is recovering from the floods around Christmas time and is very muddy in places … Continue reading Spring is springing in Rowntree Park!
Rowntree Park is always lovely but particularly so in Autumn and just fabulous right now! In Spring it has daffodils and ducklings; there is a ‘reading-café’ which is accessible, a children’s play area and tennis club and you can access the river walkways with their viewing points and the Millennium footbridge over the River Ouse. … Continue reading Rowntree Park, York
Recently we visited somewhere we’ve only been to once before at a different time of year, a couple of places we are very familiar with at all times of the year, somewhere completely new and somewhere we haven’t been to for 19 years! All of them were great in different ways. It’s lovely to go … Continue reading Revisiting familiar places
Decided to give Homestead Park a go with my power chair rather than my scooter. I had my email to the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust half written in my head, asking if they could make the crazy paving a bit smoother and found that they have done exactly that: the pathway near the pond that … Continue reading York’s most beautiful park: now less bumpy!
I thought I was going to be blogging about Rowntree Park but when we got there (as we half expected) it was closed because the river is in flood. (The rest of the city is fine, just a couple of riverside paths are under water!) Instead, we tracked across town to The Homestead and discovered … Continue reading Always something of interest at The Homestead!
For a change, we explored the Fulford side of the Millenium Bridge. The grass is left long to encourage wildflowers, so it had really quite a rural look. The mown paths would be passable on a really sturdy scooter, but we stuck to the tarmac cycle/footpaths. I had always thought of the grassy area by … Continue reading Venturing across the river!
The wonderfully accessible Rowntree Park and the nearby riverside are looking lush and green with the trees, hedges, herbaceous plants and cow-parsley all bursting with life! Carpets of daisies as well – rather too many in fact – must be all the fertiliser they get, courtesy of the geese! No ducklings or moorhen or coot … Continue reading Lush greenery!
The Homestead Park, York, is a 14 acre park belonging to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, in the grounds of what was the home of Joseph’s son Seebohm, which is now the headquarters of the JRF. You can enter on foot from Waterend or from Shipton Road, where the carpark is, which includes several Blue Badge … Continue reading Beautiful, accessible flowerbeds!