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Weʼre raising £1,000 to buy bluebells and wild flower seeds to plant in Friendship/Heusenstamm Wood at Haysden Park, Tonbridge.

Haysden Country Park
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The Haysden Country Park Volunteer Group are working on a wonderful project to enhance an area of woodland at Haysden Country Park and are appealing for financial support from the people of Tonbridge as well as from the park’s many visitors.

The project is the regeneration of Heusenstamm/Friendship Wood which is situated alongside the River Medway in the western part of the park. The wood was planted after the 1987 hurricane and was funded by a generous donation from Heusenstamm, Tonbridge’s twin town in Germany. Since then, the wood has become strongly established but overgrown in places and needed much work to improve it. Visitors to the area will have noticed that a limited tree felling programme has been started to bring more light and space to the wood and make it possible for lost plants to re-emerge and for new plants to thrive. An attractive pathway is being made through the wood to protect the plants.

Last autumn, thanks to a donation from the Heusenstamm Friendship Group in Tonbridge, 2,000 bluebell bulbs were planted by the volunteers. Some bluebells have flowered this spring but the project is long term and it is hoped that eventually the wood will be carpeted in a sea of blue – Tonbridge’s very own bluebell wood.

Many more thousands of bulbs are needed to achieve this aim and to this end, the Volunteer Group are asking for donations to enable the bulbs to be purchased. The group rely on donations and occasional fund raising for their projects and will be very grateful for all contributions to the Bluebell Fund. The priority planting will be bluebells but if the donations received make it possible then primroses, wood anemonies and other beautiful woodland flowers can be planted as well.

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    • Anonymous


      Aug 1, 2019

      Thanks for all your hard work JR


    • James S

      James S

      Jul 16, 2019


    • Anonymous


      Jul 15, 2019

      Please make sure you get the British variety not the Spanish ones

    • Stuart Reynolds

      Stuart Reynolds

      Jul 14, 2019

      Thanks for all the great work at Haysden. Just seen your notice at Friendship Wood. Good luck!


    • Nicola Goodwin

      Nicola Goodwin

      Jul 8, 2019


    • Ian Davidson

      Ian Davidson

      Jul 6, 2019

    • David P

      David P

      Jul 5, 2019

      Haysden Country Park is a fabulous part of Tonbridge and we get it for free. Even unemployed people like me should try to donate a few pounds to support the work of the volunteers.


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    Anthony Bales

    Anthony Bales

    Haysden Country Park

    Anthony has been a member of Haysden Country Park Volunteers since 2009 and loves working alongside the twenty plus volunteers that make up this energetic and enthusiastic group.

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