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Parks and open spaces news

Photo competition launched to capture Cheltenham’s beautiful urban meadows

Girl running through wildflwoer urban meadow in Pittville Park

Published 17th July 2015

Cheltenham’s urban meadows are beginning to flower and promise to be even bigger and better this year.

Can businesses boost Pittville Park play area plans?

People at Pittville Park play area

Published 15th July 2015

Cheltenham Borough Council has big plans in store for its most popular play area at Pittville Park and is asking businesses if they would like to support them with their vision.

Plants for sale at council's nursery

plants at the nursery

Published 17th June 2015

Cheltenham’s environmental and waste management company Ubico are holding an end of season plant sale at the council’s nursery.

Plants for sale at council’s nursery

plants at the nursery

Published 7th May 2015

Cheltenham’s environmental and waste management company Ubico are holding a plant sale at the Arle Nursery.

Pittville Park play area – Have you had your say yet?

People at Pittville Park play area

Published 5th May 2015

We recently announced that Cheltenham Borough Council has big plans in store to make its most popular play area at Pittville Park an outstanding one for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy.

Kiln site on Leckhampton Hill being given a face lift

view of Cheltenham town from Leckhampton Hill

Published 23rd April 2015

Cheltenham Borough Council’s Green Space Development team is conducting a restoration project to the old lime kilns on Leckhampton Hill.

Big plans for Pittville Park play area

People at Pittville Park play area

Published 15th April 2015

Cheltenham Borough Council has big plans in store to make its most popular play area at Pittville Park an outstanding one for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy.

Volunteers plant a new hedge and roses in Sandford Park

Sandford Park from the air

Published 19th February 2015

Residents and volunteers from the Friends of Sandford Park will be out in force tomorrow (Friday 20 February) to help council officers plant a new hedge in the park.

Honeybourne Line improvements

Footpath and cycle route along the old Honeybourne railway line

Published 6th February 2015

Two week schedule of work; part-closure from Monday 9 February between 8.30am and 4.30pm

Community Pride grant breathes new life into Italian Gardens

brick plinth in front of italian style garden with pool and formal hedges

Published 5th September 2014

Cheltenham’s hidden gem, the Italian Gardens in Sandford Park, has had a welcome addition thanks to funding of £1,500 from the council’s Community Pride scheme.

Urban meadows project a success

wild flowers

Published 20th August 2014

After fantastic feedback from residents, officers from the council’s green space development team would like to thank everyone who took the time to praise the urban meadows project.

Cheltenham parks ranked as several of the best in Britain

mass of grass and wild flowers including poppies, daisies and cornflowers

Published 25th July 2014

Hatherley Park, Naunton Park, Springfields Park and Montpellier Gardens have again been given the green flag award from Keep Britain Tidy.

Garden awards recognise the best in Cheltenham

Cheltenham in Bloom Logo 2014

Published 10th July 2014

Residents and traders of Cheltenham are invited to take part in the annual Cheltenham in Bloom gardens competition.

Pittville Park gets TripAdvisor award for excellence

View of Pittville Park taken from the roof of the pump room

Published 12th June 2014

Cheltenham Borough Council is delighted to announce that Pittville Park has been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2014.

Join the play rangers in the parks this May half term

Little girl in a sunhat engaged in a craft activity - sticking feathers to a piece of orange card

Published 22nd May 2014

Keep the children entertained this half term by visiting the play rangers in the parks.

Plants for sale at council’s nursery


Published 20th May 2014

Cheltenham’s environmental and waste management company Ubico are holding a plant sale at the Arle Nursery.

Schools invited to enter Cheltenham in Bloom’s Nature Garden Competition 2014

planting a sapling

Published 11th April 2014

Cheltenham in Bloom’s annual Schools’ Nature Garden Competition is underway.

Urban meadows being created in green open spaces across Cheltenham

flowers including a poppy

Published 2nd April 2014

Cheltenham Borough Council has embarked on a project to create a number of colourful urban meadows across the town.

Historic railings to be reinstated at Imperial Gardens

Railings at Imperial Gardens

Published 2nd September 2013

Plans to reinstate historic railings to Imperial Gardens are underway after proposals to implement the project have been given the green light.

Cheltenham’s Green Flag parks retain their status for another year

Montpellier gardens

Published 31st July 2013

Keep Britain Tidy announces a record-breaking number of award-winning parks and green spaces for 2013.

Play area improvements for King George V playing fields

Tall grass and spiky teasels, blue sky and fluffy white coulds

Published 11th July 2013

King George V playing fields play area is currently closed for four weeks to carry out improvements.

New pod swing for Hatherley Park

lake surrounded by trees and shrubs

Published 2nd July 2013

Last year the Friends of Hatherley Park secured £1,860 from the council through the Community Pride Fund to help deliver the ‘swingin' in the rain’ project.

Planting trees for Cheltenham

Newly planted pine tree

Published 19th March 2013

Cheltenham Borough Council has planted 52 trees in and around the town during the recent planting season.

A variety of feathery friends enjoy Cheltenham’s parks

A molting house sparrow sat on a branch of a tree with a green background

Published 14th January 2013

A year long survey recording the variety of birds in two of Cheltenham’s parks has revealed over 50 species in Pittville Park and 35 species in Hatherley Park.

Ash tree dieback disease awareness

A picture of a large ash tree with blue sky behind

Published 12th November 2012

Although there have been no reported symptoms in the area, we would like to make residents aware of the disease that affects ash trees.

Iron Age ramparts on Leckhampton Hill get spruced up

view of Cheltenham town from Leckhampton Hill

Published 14th September 2012

On Tuesday 18 September, a group of 30 volunteers will start work to clear thick scrub from the Iron Age fort and Roman burial on Leckhampton Hill.

Enjoy Cheltenham’s award winning parks

Large copper beech tree in Montpellier Gardens

Published 23rd July 2012

Celebrate ‘Love Parks Week’ this week and make the most of the being outdoors by exploring some of Cheltenham’s award winning parks and open spaces.

Blooming marvellous – help celebrate Cheltenham in Bloom’s thirtieth anniversary


Published 2nd July 2012

Cheltenham’s residents and businesses are invited to join Cheltenham in Bloom (CIB) in celebrating its thirtieth anniversary by entering their free annual garden competition.

Local school to enjoy an educational day on Leckhampton Hill

view of Cheltenham town from Leckhampton Hill

Published 22nd June 2012

On Tuesday 26 June pupils from Cheltenham College Junior School are taking part in a Conservation day on Leckhampton Hill.

A garden that’s good enough to eat

Fresh vegetables

Published 16th May 2012

Cheltenham Borough Council and Transition Town Cheltenham are working together to produce an edible garden in the heart of the town for local residents to enjoy.

Free fun day for St George’s day

St George's flag with blue sky in the background

Published 17th April 2012

Come and join us at our St George’s fun day with a family event to remember.

Come along for a 'tree walk and talk'

imperial gardens

Published 16th April 2012

Tree lovers can learn more about planting, general arboriculture and tree management issues at a talk on Tuesday 17 April.

Trees to be planted in Springfields Park for Diamond Jubilee

planting a sapling

Published 20th March 2012

This Friday, as part of the Woodland Trust Jubilee Woods Project, over 100 trees will be planted in Springfields Park.

Pilley Bridge nature reserve receives conservation work

Pilley Bridge Nature Reserve

Published 9th January 2012

Cheltenham Borough Council has provided funding to carry out conservation work at Pilley Bridge Nature Reserve, Old Bath Road , Leckhampton.

Friends of Pittville Park support council’s clear up

Friends of Pittville Park

Published 1st December 2011

Cheltenham Borough Council staff from the central depot (Swindon Road) were clearing autumn leaves from Pittville Park with help from the community today.

Imperial Gardens redesign given the go ahead

Iperial Gardens redesign

Published 2nd November 2011

The redesign of Imperial Gardens has started following extensive consultations over the summer months by Cheltenham Borough Council.

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