29 May 2013

Lerwick Flower Park

bedding plants to mark park's 60th anniversary bedding plants to mark park's 60th anniversary 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.

Commemorative plaque Commemorative plaque 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 tower and flagpole in the background Lerwick Town Hall tower and flagpole in the background

colour everywhere colour everywhere colourful border colourful border




flower border flower border




  more spring colours more spring colours













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 enjoy the sunshine bowlers enjoy the sunshine Islesburgh Youth Hostel Islesburgh Youth Hostel



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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