Friends of Victoria Park is a group run by volunteers, based in Waterloo, Liverpool. We currently maintain a previously disused area of the park as a community garden. Our activities include organic gardening, showing visitors around, some light work in the wooded area, (eg hedge trimming and tree planting) and bushcraft. We have family groups visiting for small events. We plan to allow suitably supervised groups such as schools, scouts and forest schools to visit.We keep chickens, have an orchard and like the odd small, well controlled fire. We may soon be adding another location for gardening, nearby, also within the park.
Facilities: Volunteering, Wildlife area
Open to the public?Yes
Open to the public - details: Variable opening hours/pre-arranged visits/events or open days only
11 till 1.30 tuesdays and saturdays. Other times by arrangement.
Details of livestock and rare breeds kept:
Park on Somerville road. The Forest Garden is normally open 11 till 1.30 tuesdays and saturdays.
Short walk from Waterloo train station.
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