As you maybe aware, the college interested in using the Mansion and helping to fund it's renovation has now withdrawn. BHMA are now meeting monthly with a council steering group to discuss ideas on the way forward and considering alternative financial alternatives. As a committee we have members with extensive events and funding experience and look forward to working with the council. We will add the minutes from these meetings to our website . The Mayor of Salford has given his public commitment to the restoration of the Mansion and we will continue to work towards this goal.
We now have a date! Please come join us for the Sculpture Trial Launch. We have Maps crafts, games, drinks and snacks.
The trail will celebrate the animals on display when the mansion was a Natural History Museum, that lived in the Animal Park and Hot House and also some of Salford's wildlife.
We are having regular gardening sessions in the Sensory Garden throughout the Summer. Please feel free to come along and help or just come for drink and a chat. Also have litter picking equipment available for anyone who fancies a clear up while they walk around the park.
The sculptures are being installed in Buile Hill Park on September the 5th between 12pm and 4pm.
The Map above shows the location of each Sculpture within the park. Each will have a QR code so you can get more information about the sculpture, all of which have a connection to the Mansion, the park or Salford.
We planted around 200 sunflowers and other plants as part of Sunflowers4Salford to help Salford's wildlife. As Sunflowers grow they absorb harmful Nitrogen Dioxide from our air, so lets cut harmful pollution and feed our wonderful bees, birds and butterflies at the same time!
Tiny Village was in the Park and may come back in the future. Thanks to Marketa and Petra for adding a little fun to the park.
A past event where finding one of these veggie rocks in the allotments could be exchanged for a tasty treat, kindly donated by Tesco Salford.
Had a great day in the park with many families enjoying the Easter Egg Hunt. Over 200 eggs and sweets were claimed as prizes from the egg hunt and we also gave away several larger Easter Eggs for the lucky gold rock finders and 2 silver rock finders got a special prize too. Big thank you to our donators Kids Planet Day Nursery Salford and Vida & Style.
We are excited to be working with www.littlehouseofvictoria.com/ to bring you a whole new way to spend time at home relaxing. We launched a competition to select an image of Buile Hill Mansion to create our very own branded promotional gifts. Congratulations to our winners
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We started working to improve the sensory garden by tidying and planting bulbs back in November 2019 and more recently been having regular sessions with our wonderful volunteers.
We also planted Sunflowers in June as part of the Sunflowers4Salford campaign, having grown them from seed. Many are now flowering, brightening up the garden and feeding the bees.
BHMA organised taking part in the Great British Clean organised by Keep Britain Tidy. Over 20 volunteers turned up on the day and over 25 bags of rubbish were collected. We plan to organise more litter picks in the park in the future to help keep the park looking it's best. We now have regular litter picks in the park.