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More National Awards for Riverside Park!

Two public gardens in the heart of Perth have achieved success in the 2022 Beautiful Scotland Awards. The Heather Garden and the Compassionate Friends Garden, both in Riverside Park, have been awarded the top rating of ‘Outstanding’ in this year’s It’s Your Neighbourhood competition.

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Riverside Park visit

On Saturday we were honoured to welcome visitors from The Compassionate Friends UK to Riverside Park for the first time since 2019. They spent some time in the remembrance garden we have created with them in a quiet section of the Park. We then joined together to celebrate the unveiling of a new sculpture that we commissioned from Scottish blacksmith Kev Paxton, who is best known for his ...

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Queen's Green Canopy

The Queen’s Green Canopy is a national tree planting project, created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”. Beautiful Perth volunteers were keen to take part in the project, and met in early March to ...

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History of The Perth Nursery - book now on sale

A new book about the historic plant nursery that operated in Perth from the 18th century has been published by Tippermuir Books. Written and researched by two Beautiful Perth volunteers, Elspeth Bruce and Pat Kerr, the book describes how the nursery was establised on the banks of the Tay in 1767 by James Dickson, whose notable clients included the then Duke of York, who purchased trees for ...

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Certificate of Recognition for 2020

We were honoured and delighted to receive a Certificate of Recognition from Beautiful Scotland in recognition of our work in 2020, our most challenging year ever! This is a fitting tribute to our hard-working volunteers who have worked so hard all year, whenever the Government's Covid restrictions allowed. 

The certificate came with a lovely letter from Barry Fisher, Chief ...

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2019-20 Accounts and Annual Report published

Our Annual Accounts and Annual Report for the financial year 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 are now available in the Our Documents section of this website. They have also been submitted to the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).

This was very much year of contrasts - the highlight being winning ...

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