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All 2017 Events

Friends of The Vines 2017 Events

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2017 Events and Awards

South East In Bloom 14th July 2017

Judging took place on Friday, 14th July, for S & S E Britain in Bloom.  The results will be known in September 2017.

Special thanks over this period should go to Terri, Jennifer and Ian Mcleod for helping to prepare for this challenge, not excluding all those who helped on the Task Days.  Thank you to everybody who has contributed

CHERRY PICNIC Saturday 15th July 2017 1pm to 4pm

For the 09th year running The Friends of The Vines are holding their Cherry Picnic with a Tombola in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care.  We will be celebrating Kentish cherries with a variety of cherry related competitions, demonstrations, activities for children and the ever popular sale of Kentish cherries (come early to avoid disappointment).  FREE EVENT

We also hold a fruit dessert competition on the day. For further information on entry; becoming a judge or the rules, we have put together the forms below for downloading.  For further information and to download the forms, please click here – Dessert Competition and Forms

Green Flag Update 18th July 2017

During the year, we applied for the Green Flag status.  The report and information can be found on our Awards Page.

Batty About Bats – Saturday 19th August 2017 – 7.30 pm (approx 2 hours) 

The Kent Bat Group has very kindly agreed to lead a walk around The Vines in search of bats that roost in Rochester.  Find out more about these fascinating creatures and how your garden can make a difference.  There will be a talk to begin with and then, depending on numbers, we will be split into groups.  They will also provide the listening devices; and there will be a batty raffleChildren must be accompanied by an adult. FREE EVENT 


There will be a number of days during the year when you can come and help out with planting in The Vines – Keep an eye on the Notice Boards in the park for dates. 

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AGM – Wednesday 22nd March 2017

The AGM took place at Garth House, The Precinct, Rochester, 7 pm for 7.15 pm.