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The Yanks are coming…

A very moving ceremony was held in Royal Avenue Gardens on  June 6 2017 to commemorate the preparations for D-Day when Dartmouth was filled with American troops. The site was selected by the Americans and is the only such memorial in Europe. DGP volunteers helped prepare and plant the site.


BRNC turns the town blue in March!

Cadets from the Britannia Royal Naval College have helped us once again, working with us at the potager, in Coronation Park and Royal Avenue Gardens. Amongst other things, they have painted our garden huts and the red bridge in the Japanese style garden, sorted  out the compost bins, and put lorry loads of bark mulch down as a weed suppressant. They have also helped in Longcross Cemetery and at Beacon Park. Well done!

Painting the Japanese style garden     sorting the compost

spreading bark mulch

New Magnolia replaced vandalised tree

We were very upset when someone vandalised a wonderful 50-year old magnolia tree along the boundary of Coronation Park, which had to be felled. We raised funds to plant a new one – a gorgeous 15ft high Magnolia ‘Galaxy’ tree. It arrived in Dartmouth on a low loader in January, and now in early April it is flowering.


new magnolia

Daffodils delight in Dartmouth

For many weeks during  late Winter and early Spring Dartmouth has been full of daffodils planted by us in boats and containers around Dartmouth. Gradually they are being replaced with tulips.

canon planter      Daffodils along the river

Daffodil boat      Flora

Along College Way as you drive into town there are thousands of daffodils in Spring to make a cheerful welcoming sight. They have been planted  over the past three years by DGP volunteers and by cadets from Britannia Royal Naval College.

Daffodils College Way        Daffodils College Way


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