If you are making purchases via Amazon - please could you help the Friends to raise funds

Do you use Amazon?
If so – please could you help to raise funds for the Friends of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park by registering with AmazonSmile and choosing the Friends as your chosen charity. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the Friends.

Please click on this link https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/295261-0 to set up the Friends as your chosen charity.

Between 15-29 June 2018 – Amazon will triple the donation to 1.5% of puchases.

 

Summer Bedding plants funded by The Friends

The Summer Bedding plants funded by The Friends were planted out by Head Gardner, Lee Stenning & his team last week and look stunning round the Park.

The Black Bee shown here among the Summer bedding plants in the French garden is on loan to the Park until September.

Update on Friends Lodge

The Friends Bookshop & Information Point

The Friends’ Bookshop & Information Point which raises much-needed funds through the sale of donated books, has for many years been located in the Lodge. The Friends Lodge closed today (30 May) and has been vacated as the building is being converted into a holiday home.

As planning permission was objected to for the site we had initially hoped to relocate to, we are in the process of identifying a new site in the Park.

As soon as we have a new location for the Friends Lodge we will let you know.

Come & visit the Friends Stall at the Green Man Festival – 26 & 27 May

The Friends will be at the Green Man Festival in the Park this bank holiday weekend, Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th. May 2018, 10am – 4pm. Free entry to the event. £5 all day parking.
Come along and see this year’s Green Man designed by Janet Tamblin, aswell as a variety of activities & live music thoughout both days.
Also on in the Park until the 31 May is Art@Edgcumbe. This is a fabulous display of site specific artifacts designed and built to define a sense of space. The work has been made in response to the geography & history of Mt. Edgcumbe by second year degree students at Plymouth College of Art.

Update on the Friends Lodge

As you may be aware The Friends Lodge is being converted to a holiday let. We have been looking for a new site to locate to within the Park, but unfortunately planning permission has been objected to and so we are awaiting the outcome to be determined for the site we had hoped to relocate too.

Due to the building work that has already started, The Friends Lodge will be open at weekends and Bank Holidays only during May. So if you are in the Park – please do take this opportunity to pop in – find out information about the Park and browse the great selection of second hand books.

The new buggy, funded by The Friends, has arrived ready for the new season

Just in case you haven’t seen it yet – the new buggy, funded by The Friends, is in use in The Park ready for the new season.

It's the Annual Easter Egg Hunt in the Park - this Sunday, 25 March

The annual Easter Egg Hunt is this Sunday, 25 March. Clue Sheets can be collected from the Orangery between 12.30pm – 3pm. Cost £3 per child, includes a medium sized egg. No need to book. Goes agead whatever the weather!

 

Thank you to the 40 Friends

Thank you to the 40 Friends who attended the FoMECP AGM on Sunday 4 March. We hope you found it informative.

The FoMECP AGM is still going ahead this Sunday, 4 March, as planned

Just to confirm that as the weather is looking safe to travel on Sunday – the AGM is still going ahead as planned.

We look forward to seeing members there at 2pm on Sunday 4 March.

Just a reminder that the Friends 2018 AGM is on 4 March at 2pm

The Friends of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park AGM will be held next Sunday, 4th March 2018 at 2pm, in the Belvedere Room at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Cremyll, Cornwall.
We would love to see as many members as possible there.
Please click here for a copy of the Agenda.