29 May 2013

Lerwick Flower Park

bedding plants bedding plants One of the most pleasant places to visit in Lerwick, at just about any time of year, is "Da Flooer Park". Almost the first thing I noticed inside the main park gates was the newly planted bedding display.

Park officially opened in September 1963 Park officially opened in September 1963 After a moment I remembered that the correct name for this area is the King George V Park and when I checked outside I found that it will soon be 60 years since the park was officially opened, hence the theme for this bedding area.

The highest temperature we noticed today was 22 degrees centigrade- unusually high for Shetland at any time of year.

The whole park was a blaze of colour as all the flowers opened wide to enjoy the sunshine. Almost all the benches were occupied as people enjoyed the sunshine, with several enjoying picnic lunches.

The tulips were especially beautiful, with some colour combinations reminding me of the knitting I've been doing recently.

Lerwick Town Hall in the background Lerwick Town Hall in the background

colourful flowers colourful flowers another colourful border another colourful border

 

 

 

one of the borders one of the borders

 

 

 

  another border full of colour another border full of colour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overlooking the park is award winning 5-star Islesburgh House Hostel. This former family home is a beautiful building, both inside and out, and is a very good place to stay when visiting Shetland.

bowlers start their weekly league competition bowlers start their weekly league competition Islesburgh Youth Hostel overlooks the park Islesburgh Youth Hostel overlooks the park

 

 


Before I left the park the bowlers came along to enjoy the afternoon sunshine as they competed in a league competition.


 

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